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Immune System Boosting Foods to Boost your Health!

A healthy immune system can keep your heart healthier, lower your blood pressure, and it can help you maintain healthy body weight.

Having a healthy immune system can also protect you against many illness and diseases.  Understanding how your diet can improve your immune system is very important. Hippocrates’s famous quote from  460 B.C  said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is just as true today as it was when he was alive.

Which foods can boost your immune system

Boost Your Immune System

The following foods are excellent choices to add to your diet to boost your immune system.

Aged Garlic goes back to the Ancient Greek times.  They used it to make their athletes and soldiers stronger and to help them heal.  Aged garlic enhances immune cell activity which protects against illness and cancer.  This type of garlic is found in supplements such as apigenin.

White button mushrooms contain beta-glucan which is an immune-stimulating dietary fiber.  These mushrooms activate the gut which stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies.  Shitake, oyster, and chanterelle mushrooms also activate your immune system.

Broccoli sprouts are another superfood for the immune system.  They contain sulforaphane, a plant compound, which activates the immune system.  Broccoli sprouts contain 100 times more of this than regular broccoli and can protect against the flu.

Extra virgin olive oil is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet and contains compounds that can boost your immune T-cells to fight disease.  It can also reduce your body’s reactions to allergens as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Foods that contain ellagic acids such as walnuts, pomegranate, blackberries, and black raspberries can starve tumors and prevent their growth.  This acid helps immune cells detect and destroy cancer cells.

These foods are very powerful, and when added to your diet, they can help prevent and even beat disease such as cancer.  And fruit also works!