Eat These 10 Foods To Boost Your Immunity

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Do you know that even without knowing, you may be sabotaging your immune system? Some of the important things to ensure that your immunity system is healthy are to ensure that you have a proper diet, consumption of right blend of foods and are choosing the right nutrient rich foods; all this can help you keep illnesses far away.

When you plan the right diet for you, these are the 10 foods that can help you boost your immunity and you can stay absolutely healthy.

 

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1. Garlic

Many studies have shown that garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It helps in stimulating the production of white blood cells in the human body, and it also works as an antioxidant in the system. One can consume it directly or add it in to the dishes while cooking.

 

 

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2. Grapefruit

Red or pink grapefruits are high in Vitamin C which is an essential component to fight off common cold or other illness. This fruit has a high number of bioflavonoids and it is clearly indicated from its rosy colour. These bioflavonoids are essential phytonutrients to your system. The high content of vitamin C produces reactions in the body, and further the immunity system is boosted.

 

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3. Mushrooms

Selenium and antioxidants are highly found in button mushrooms. High vitamin B content and niacin levels, also play an important role in helping to keep your system safe. Many studies that have been done on animals say that Antiviral and antibacterial properties should be consumed in high quantities, if you are looking to protect the immune system.

 

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4. Bright coloured veggies

The most important antioxidants which aid in proper immune system function are Cartenoids. When choosing vegetable greens, reds, yellows, and orange, are all great colours to consider. If you want a variety of carotenoid you need to go with a variety of veggies, as it is an important element that can help you enhance your immunity system.

 

 

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5. Cauliflower

Cruciferous veggies like broccoli and sprouts are very high in antioxidant vitamins, these are a key to improve overall health. High amount of Choline can also be found in these vegetables, and these helps to keep your cells properly functioning, and also aids in supporting gastrointestinal health; all this in turn keeps bacteria away from your system, which means less illnesses. Glutathione is a powerful vitamin with high antioxidant and is found in cauliflower, this is great for warding off sickness.

 

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6. Acai berry

This ingredient is very popular for its weight loss capabilities, but this super food is also extremely rich in antioxidant levels. However we cannot say that this fruit is specifically linked to being an aid for weak immune system, but the high levels of antioxidants make it one of the top choices.

 

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7. Nuts

Not only are they extremely rich in protein content, they are also overflowing with healthy fats that are vital to a healthy diet, and they are high in omega 3 fatty acids , Vitamin E and rich antioxidant levels, which is a common component among the foods that are works as best immunity system guards. By eating nuts on a regular basis, you are also going to find that they aid in fighting chronic illnesses over a certain time frame, especially when taken with a healthy diet and eating plan.

 

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8. Egg yolk

These are extremely high in the protein content, high levels of zinc and selenium, and other very important minerals, all of these things have proved out to be beneficial in boosting the immunity system and health. Note that they are also very high in cholesterol, but when consumed in moderation they do have great benefits. They can help fight off common cold, and other deficiencies related to immunity.

 

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9. Oysters

Very popular aphrodisiac, but have proven great to help boost immunity and build a healthy system. Oysters are high in the levels of mineral zinc which are great to boost the overall immune system. As Zinc contains certain antiviral components, this is something that is very essential when you try to keep illnesses at bay. It also helps to cure and lessen any severity of wounds and blood clotting.

 

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10. Yogurt

Yogurt contains live cultures which help to protect the intestinal tract against any gastrointestinal illnesses and also helps in building a strong immunity. It helps to prevent common cold. Certain properties have been found which helps to fight certain ailments, even cancer. Do add this power food in to your diet regime, its tasty, and also helps to fight off illness. Protein rich and keeps you very healthy.

 

 

Do add these 10 foods to your diet for keeping the immune system healthy. They are rich in Protein, nutrient, antioxidants, zinc, and possess illness fighting properties. Great choices to include, while you are trying to stay healthy, and have a healthy lifestyle.

 

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