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    Important Foods That Boost Your Immune System



    8 Foods to Boost Your Immune System
    1.Cauliflower
    Cauliflower is an underdog of the cruciferous family that gets overlooked for its health benefits simply because it lacks the chlorophyll induced color. It is on the immune boosting list because it is rich in glutathione, an essential molecule Mark Hyman, to prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more.

    2.Cinnamon
    Cinnamon does more than boost the immune system. It actually fights the pathogens that cause illness. Cinnamon is one of the easiest nutrient rich foods to add to your diet. It enhances the flavor of coffee, perks up your morning oatmeal and livens up the taste of fresh fruit. It is also on the Super Food list for foods that help to prevent diabetes.

    3.Garlic

    Garlic has a wide range of well documented effects including helping to fight infection and boosting immune function. It is packed with vitamin C, B1, B6, iron, phosphorus and Alliin which converts to Allicin; the major antibacterial constituent of garlic.

    4.Mushroom
    White button mushrooms in particular, are a major source of zinc; a known immune boosting mineral. In addition, this lowly mushroom not only activates natural killer cells that destroy viruses but it may be higher in antioxidants than more exotic types of mushrooms such as Maitake.

    5.Eggs
    Although this super food has been given a bad rap, it boosts the highest quality protein of any food and the compound choline which helps to ward off auto immune diseases like Crohn and colitis. Egg yolks also contain zinc and selenium which are important minerals that enhance the immune system.

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    6.Kale
    Kale tops the list of immune boosters for many reasons. Here are just of few it is high in fiber with 49 different flavonoids, tons of antioxidants, and loaded with vitamins C and K; two powerful vitamins that does so much to keep our bodies humming they’re too numerous to name here. your immune system will thank you if you make Kale a staple on your grocery list.

    7.Watermelon
    Watermelon contrary to popular belief is not just a picnic food. It’s large concentration of lycopene and that wonder molecule glutathione found in the red pulpy flesh near the rind makes it a bonafide immune boosting hero.

    8.Nuts
    A blend of nuts and seeds are high in fiber, dietery phenols and protein that nourish probiotics, the good bacteria that live in our digestive system. And, thanks to recent studies, we now know that to have a robust immune system we need to have a healthy digestive system.
    To complete your immune boosting plan, do some moderate exercise, get plenty of rest and find creative ways to add more of these super foods into your diet.




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