Can foods boost immune system?
Yes they can. However, be aware that different foods have different properties that can strengthen different parts of immune system. Not one food can do it all, that’s why you need to have a little bit from each category.
Improve microbial balance
Strong defenses relie on the right microbial balance. Good bacteria that lives in the body protects again invasion of germs. The best three foods for improving microbial balance are:
- Natural plain unpasteurized organic yogurt/kefir
- Unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar with mother
- Naturally fermented sauerkraut
Immune system must have a good supply of blood flow and lymph flow to work. That’s why an injured finger will get red and hot. Don’t think however that this swelling and discomfort is to make your life miserable. This is how your body brings extra oxygen and larger amount of defense cells to the area. Some foods excel in improving circulation. Here are the top three. To see a longer list, download our foods that boost immune system fridge chart.
- Black pepper
Direct antimicrobial properties
There is a lot of confusion about which foods boost immune system and which only have antimicrobial properties. They are not the same. Foods that kill germs may have nothing to do with boosting defenses. However, when you are already sick these germ-killing eats will be your best friend. Here are the best three. Foods that boost immune system fridge chart, contains a more comprehensive list.
Boost inflammatory ability
Most people are afraid of fats. Yet fats carry fatty acids that help the body mount proper inflammatory response. After all our fighting ability is directly proportional to the strength of inflammation our body can produce. Fever is the best example.
- Organic butter
- Organic eggs
Our bodies run on nutrients. Vitamin C, vitamin D, Vitamin A, and zinc are the most crucial nutrients for strong immunity. Where do you find them?
- Lemon and lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- Grass fed beef
- Fatty fish such as mackerel and herring
Get the complete list by downloading the fridge chart for foods that boost immune system
- Part 1 – how to stop a vicious cycle of recurring colds and how to reduce fever using food energetics
- Part 2 – how to use fats to your advantage and tricks to stop the body wear and tear
- Part 3 – more on strengthening defenses and signs of weak immune system.
Food can be your medicine. It can keep you healthy, prevent illness, and make recovery a breeze. Avoid junk and foods that have been manufactured in labs and factories. They may taste good, but don’t get mislead. They are definitely not the foods that boost immune system. For a more comprehensive approach refer to the book “Ousting Sniffles.”