Because not all immune systems are created equal, maintaining an immune system boosting approach to health will help us through and beyond the challenges we face.
Eat lots of fruits, vegetables and nuts
Adopting a diet that is rich in beta carotene, zinc and vitamins C and E found in fruits, vegetables and nuts aids in replenishing white blood cells, hence strengthening the immune system.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, chard and kale enhances the liver’s immune function by boosting its ability to clean out toxins.
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, citrus fruits, apples, berries and onions are rich in antioxidants that eliminate free radicals and improve the immune system.
It is also helpful to make a dietary habit of incorporating certain foods that are known to boost the immune system.
Examples of such foods are: raw garlic (a great antibacterial and antiviral compound), ginger (cleanses the lymphatic system, lungs and sinuses), avocado (rich in amino acids and a good source of antioxidants) and mushrooms (contains beta glucan, a complex carbohydrate that increases immunity against infections, allergies and cancers).
Whenever you can, avoid refined sugars and complex carbohydrates found in sodas and sweets because they suppress the ability of white blood cells to ward off bacterial attacks.
Drink water, teas and fruit juices instead to boost your immune system.
As with all medications, supplements, and therapies; a consultation with your doctor is strongly recommended.