Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Foods to Boost your Immune System


Our immune system is responsible in making our bodies healthy and strong. From the common cold to the worst cancer. That's why taking care of it is the key to a healthy body. Experts said that there are a lot of food that can actually boost the immune system. and here are some of it that made the list:

Orange.

This fruit is very well known for having Vitamin c. An antioxidant that helps the immune system to fight every illness waiting around. Vitamin C can also be found in bell peppers, strawberries, pomelo and broccoli. 400 milligrams of vitamin c 3 times a day is OK. It also has Vitamin a that:
  • helps bone and tooth development
  • promotes good night vision
  • maintains healthy skin and membranes

Tea

All types of teas has flavonoids a powerful vitamin that tremendously slows down the aging process of our immune system.the flavonoids in tea can act to inhibit the development of precancerous lesions and cancers in many tissues, including bladder,breast, intestine, liver, lung, mouth, pancreas, and skin, in animal studies and human cell lines. you can also get flavonids from onions, oats, broccoli, tomatoes, apples and berries. tea appears to help support the liver's function in detoxifying the blood, including the elimination of cancer-causing compounds.


Pumpkin/squash seeds

Pumpkins are not only great for Halloween, but for the whole year round. It has Zinc.
Zinc actually prevents us from experiencing colds for a long period of time. Its stops the cold from getting worst. Pumpkin seeds are high in protein, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper. try to eat pumpkin seeds. It even taste good.However pumpkin seeds don't stop there - the tasty little seeds are also a rich source of protein and the essential fatty acid

Yogurt.

Unpasteurized yogurt is even better. lactobacillus acidophilus - a healthy bacterium that prevents any fungus related infections. 20 milligrams of acidophillus supplement everyday is advised. It also has Riboflavin which is necessary for the release of energy from foods and healthy membranes and skin.Yogurt can be given to children as part of a weaning diet, included in packed lunches, used in the cooking of sweet and savory dishes or just as a quick nutritious snack.

8 comments:

kml said...

Love that tea - especially the green variety!

I have added you to my blog roll on my Frugal Healthy Choices blog.

Have a good one!

John @ Family, Fitness and Finances said...

I like everything on your list. So, I should never get sick again! I especially like green tea, good stuff!

shaine said...

My hubby always have colds and he's takign vitamin C but doesn't help.
So zinc does help boost his immune system, thanks I'll add this to his diet.
I really want to know also if zinc help increase sperm cells.

Thanks!
Scraps of life

Karen said...

I'm into green tea. Yogurt is also a favorite.

Karen said...

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ayomaos said...

I like to drink tea, a day spent two glasses of tea

Phantom said...

All these choices are great, but have you considered a nutritional supplement? I use Avia from Synaura and it has been working great for me. I'm even starting to lose weight which makes my wife very happy. What if any supplements do you use?

Elbow Pain cure said...

surely people will enjoy those listed above to gain a good and strong immune system... they are yummy i must say...

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