Five ways to strengthen your immunity with simple foods

I am always looking for good ways to keep myself healthy. Here is an article that presents some very simple solutions. Awesome information. The best way to avoid developing colds, influenza, and other viral diseases this winter is not to go out and get more vaccines and over-the-counter drugs, but by building up your “immunity”. Your immune system is fully equipped to thwart these conditions naturally on its own, provided you feed it the nutrients it needs in order to maintain homeostasis.These are five ways to strengthen your “immunity” naturally using simple food choices:          White-Mushrooms-Vegetables-Food 1) Garlic. This powerful member of the onion family comes up frequently in lists of food and herbs that promote health and prevent disease, and for good reason. Garlic’s high allicin content is largely responsible for its disease-fighting effects, as this powerful antioxidant compound neutralizes free radicals and quells disease-causing inflammation. As a whole, garlic has been used for thousands of years to prevent and treat respiratory, bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections as well. 2) Homemade chicken soup. Arguably one of the most effective, and delicious, natural remedies for preventing and treating viral infections, homemade chicken soup made from whole, pasture-raised chickens is loaded with disease-fighting nutrients such as cysteine, an amino acid released during the cooking of chicken that, according to Prevention.com resembles the bronchitis drug acetylcysteine. 3) Sweet potatoes. A rich source of both vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are another essential immune-boosting food. Sweet potatoes are particularly beneficial for your skin, which just so happens to be your body’s largest organ, and the first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. But this starchy root vegetable also contains nutrients that improve cardiovascular and nervous system health, and also boost immunity. 4) Mushrooms. Long revered in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for their incredible ability to stimulate the immune system, mushrooms of numerous sorts may hold the key to keeping you and your family healthy during the winter season. “[Mushrooms] are ‘functional foods’ and/or ‘dietary ingredients,’ which help support the immune system on a fundamental, multi-factorial level,” says acupuncturist and nutritionist Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald. “We need all the support we can get to build or “immunity” and health because our immune systems are always under assault from pollution, stress, contaminated food and age-related diseases as our lifespans increase.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com) These suggestions are things most of us already have in our kitchens. To read this article in full , please click on the link below. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039552_immunity_strengthening_food_choice.html#ixzz2QptxoPZL

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6 comments on “Five ways to strengthen your immunity with simple foods

  1. Yes I like all the tips that come from their posts. I like to find interesting current topics as much as possible. I really like your blog, what a great idea for kids. Thanks for the follow.

  2. Nice blog =)

    I just discovered something called Liquid Zeolite. Have you ever heard of it? It’s supposed to cleanse your body of heavy metals and help to restore your immunity.

    I love connecting with like-minded people too. I’ll be back…

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