Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immunity

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by UTTORAN SEN

Our body fights a constant war against bacteria and virus. The immune system of our body is in charge of this war and unless you have a strong immune system you cannot win this war.

A strong immune system will keep you away from flu and cold, will fight more viruses and keep you disease free. In order to have a strong immune system you will have to eat foods that boost your immunity. In this article, we are going to cover some of the top immunity boosting foods.

Yogurt – You need good bacteria to fight bad bacteria. Probiotics contain healthy bacteria that keep the digestive tract clean and germ free. Probiotics are tasty; use it as an alternative to ice-cream. Among other ways, Probiotics can be changed into a great drink, known as – “Lassi”. Put some yogurt and sugar into your food processor and churn it for a few minutes. If possible, add some mango slices and your tasty and healthy drink is ready for serving.

Garlic – This onion type food is excellent for fighting bacteria and viruses; however the taste is real bad. If you can manage it, try eating one raw clove of garlic in the morning. It will not only boost your immune system, but is also believed to help you in curing arthritis.

Mushrooms – This food is usually considered tasty but low in vitamin content. However, mushrooms have selenium which is important to keep the flu away, which makes it a good flu fighting food. Also, mushrooms have anti-bacterial and anti-viral features that boost our immune system.

Acai Berry – This – “Super food” has been highly exaggerated on the internet for the last few years. Acai berry no doubt has many health benefits and among some of those benefits is its disease fighting abilities and anti-oxidants.

Watermelon – This – “Zero Calorie” food is great to keep yourself hydrated in the hot summer days. Among other benefits of eating watermelon is its powerful antioxidant which keeps the immune system healthy.

Chicken soup – Ever been sick during your childhood and your mother or grandmother have brought you chicken soup? Surely tasty and provides you with plenty of energy and along with that the hot and warmth of the chicken soup helps you in getting rid of the secretions from your nose and makes you healthy again.

Almonds – Another super food and all you need is a handful and your stress levels will come down by quite a lot. Along with vitamin E, almonds have other benefits that boost our immune system.

Citrus fruits – Are you looking for vitamin C to boost you immunity and fight cold and flu? What other than citrus fruits such as Oranges, lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, etc. can aid you in such a case.

Honey – Honey is the best natural sweetener available; it has a flavour of its own which makes it very tasty. A spoonful of honey, if possible mixed with – a few crushed “Tulsi” leaves can cure cold pretty fast and along with that boosts your immunity levels for future cold attacks.

Salmon – Omega 3 fatty acids helps in boosting immunity and fishes such as Salmon, tuna, sardines, oysters etc. contains plenty of omega 3 fatty acids.

Keeping a healthy immune system is not difficult. With some of these foods, and perhaps a glass or two of green tea, along with some antibodies likes Abgent and plenty of water to drink throughout the day, one can easily maintain a good and healthy immune system.

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