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Ten Foods to Help You Boost Immunity and Stay Healthy

by Nellie

The immune system is the key to keeping the body protected from multiple diseases, and infections. Here are 10 foods to boost immunity and stay healthy.

One of the main ways to help ensure the immune system is working as effectively as possible involves maintaining a healthy nutritious diet. Ten foods used to help boost immunity and stay healthy include tomatoes, broccoli, apples, carrots, mushrooms, berries, squash, oats, yogurt and olives. The immune system is the key to keeping the body protected from multiple diseases, viruses and infections.

Ten Foods to Boost Immunity and Stay Healthy

In order to boost the immune system, there are many different nutritional/herbal supplements and specific foods which can help. Goulart, in Super Immunity Foods, recommends ten super immunity foods, to include the following:

Tomatoes are a natural antibiotic, reduce infection, and lower heart disease risk

Broccoli which helps bone density, lowers cholesterol and reduces cancer risk

Apples which prevent chronic diseases, halt cancer and cleanse the body – Here is an amazing Apple Crisp recipe!

Carrots which reduce lung/colon cancer risk, lower cholesterol, and boost serotonin

Mushrooms which regulate immunity, fight cancer and lower blood pressure

Berries which strengthen all six immune centers in the body (Here is a fun Blueberry Mango Smoothie Recipe)

Squash which decreases cancer risk, fights viruses and lowers cholesterol (Spaghetti Squash Marinara anyone?)

Oats which improve immune response to infections (Baked Oatmeal is my favorite!)

Yogurt which fights disease and protects against cancer

Olives which protect immune system, reduce risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes

How Tomatoes, Broccoli and Apples Boost Immune System

Three key “super immunity foods” which are very easy to include in one’s daily diet and are also inexpensive, include tomatoes, broccoli and apples. Health benefits of tomatoes, include the following:

 rich in natural antibiotics

 block serious forms of disorders such as cancer

 lower risk of suffering from heart disease-related complications

 keep cardio-immune center functioning well

 help to thin the blood

 decrease blood clotting complicating diabetes

 protect against visual problems

 help keep blood pressure, nerves and bones healthy

 boost energy levels and immune strength

Broccoli has long since been recognized as an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, B vitamins, protein and iron, while apples provide essential fiber, help stabilize blood pressure and halt the growth of cancer cells.

Tomatoes and apples are a great healthy snack, while broccoli may be added to pasta dishes and served with meat or fish, as a side vegetable. For those who struggle to eat a healthy diet, it is well worth taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement, although natural super immunity foods help offer the most immune boosting nutrients.

The immune system helps prevent infections, viruses and diseases and requires essential vitamins and minerals to work properly. Key super immunity foods used to boost the immune system, include tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, apples and carrots. It is also worth taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement if one’s diet is not particularly balanced.

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How many of these foods do you try to incorporate daily?

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2 comments

Janine Huldie May 7, 2019 - 10:07 am

Honestly, this list is so concise and truly appreciate it. Pinning now to refer back to and again thank you for sharing here 🙂

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Kyra Rodriguez May 15, 2019 - 10:29 pm

I’ve been sick a lot lately. I really need to eat healthy to boost my immunity! These list of food are so perfect right now. Thanks for sharing!

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