Citrus fruits are rich sources of Vitamin C (citric acid) and are potent antioxidants. They defend us against a variety of diseases and keep us in good physical shape. It nicely boosts up human’s immune system by ever-increasing the production of antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). Lemons, grapefruits, oranges, limes, tang berries, and Oroblanco etc are the rich citrus fruits that you can eat to boost your immune system.
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Garlic, member of onion family, has an influential immune-boosting potential. It is rich in the vigorous ingredient “allicin,” which heighten out immune system to fight various infections and bacteria as it is major source of many antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Moreover, garlic activates the reproduction of the White Blood Cells, which fights infections, adds to effectiveness of antibodies and boost up the “natural killer cell activity” in our body.
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Broccoli, member of the cabbage family, is an overflowing antioxidant as it is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. It is a powerhouse of glucosinolates, which work up human’s immune system. Moreover, it contains and sulforaphanes, known as one among the powerful anti-cancer agents.
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It is a rich source of an antioxidant known as “Mineral Selenium” that nicely increases the production of the killer cells and put all the cancer-fighting cells in action. Yogurt in an eco-rich source of Probiotics (also referred as live active cultures), which are hale and hearty bacteria and keeps our gut and intestinal tract save from the disease-causing germs.
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Fourth come, the Green tea as a super immune-boosting food. This beverage is lousy with a plant antioxidant known as “polyphenols,” which takes us under wings against the invisible microorganisms and slows up the expansion of cancer cells. Moreover, green tea covers all the possible bases of oxidative damage and injurious components that grounds premature aging.
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Ginger has great medicinal importance. Its vigorous elements assist our body in driving out various microscopic germs and toxins. It is recommended easing vomiting, heartburn, and nausea etc. dried ginger is known as an anti-inflammatory agent and stimulates the sweat production in your body when imbibed warm.
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Fish and Shellfish
Various fish and shellfish are full of multiple immune-boosting elements. Fishes like tuna, herring, salmon, mackerel, and trout rich sources of the fatty acids and omega-3. They stimulate the activity of phagocytes, which are basically WBC (White Blood Cells). They swallow up the bacteria and keep us safe from various infections. On the other hand, the useful shellfish like crabs, clams, lobsters and oysters are loaded with selenium, which nicely boosts the production of cytokines (proteins known to do away with viruses).
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Sweet potatoes, also known as Ipomoea batatas, are rich in Vitamin A, which plays vital role in the production of connective tissue to strengthen bones. This food acts as a first-line vice-like grip against various viruses, bacteria and other undesirable diseases.
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Meat, in particular beef with red meat, is an excellent source of zinc that is known as a best immune-boosting mineral and helps in the production of WBC. Proper consumption of red meat provides your body with all the necessary components to strengthen your body against infections, reducing the chances of getting sick. Poultry and pork also contain zinc.
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For hundreds of years, people all around the globe use mushrooms to perk up their immune system. Various types of mushroom boost the activities and production of white blood cells in our body. Coriolus Versicolor, Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi, Cordyceps Oglossoides, Phellinus Linteus, and Agaricus Blazei Murrill are the famous types of mushrooms, which are known for improving immune system.
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