Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ten Foods to Boost Our Immune System
Healthy food is the foundation to a good health and goes along way in preventing illnesses. Sometimes we are still down with sickness even when we have tried our best to be healthy. Fortunately, if we have a strong immune system, our body can fight illnesses, shorten the duration, and even cure the illnesses naturally.
Foods that boost our immune system:
1. Bone broth. Properly prepared homemade bone broth is very nutritious and provides many vitamins and minerals for our body.
2. Raw honey. Raw honey, especially manuka honey, contains antiviral and antibacterial properties that supports good health.
3. Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D and A that is critical for growth and repair of body tissues, contributing to the health of our immune system.
4. Coconut oil. Paired with cod liver oil, these two work synergistically to supply healthy fats and vitamins needed for many bodily functions.
5. Elderberry syrup. Elderberry is a natural immunity booster that is high in vitamins and antioxidants.
6. Echinacea. Taking echinacea at first sign of illness often reduces the severity of of the illness and speeds up the healing process.
7. Consume more (raw) garlic. It is anti-viral and helps to fight infections.
8. Blueberries. This dark colored fruit is very rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that are extremely valuable for superior health. It is one of the best antidotes to oxidate stress, something that ages you. Blueberry is an acid-forming food, but its health benefits outweigh the negative aspects.
9. Citrus fruits. Citrus fruits are vitamin C powerhouse good source of antioxidants.
10. Sea Vegetables. Seaweed and kelp are rich in many minerals especially iodine which is important in supporting our thyroid.
What other immune-boosting foods can you add to the list?
Disclaimer: Although I am passionate about healthy and natural living, I am not a certified or a licensed medical practitioner who can counsel anyone in medical issues and cannot be held responsible for any decision you make regarding your health. What I am sharing are what I have learned and applied to my family but may not necessarily work for yours. My only hope is that this blog may encourage you to learn more about healthy and natural living which will hopefully help you as you make decisions for your own family.
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