Boost Immunity

A co-worker sneezes sending viruses via the air.  Your kid is at school and picks up a toy that has been exposed to thousands, if not millions of bacteria.  You go to the restroom and and touch the door knob not knowing if the person before you washed their hands well.  Do you and your family enjoy waling barefooted? you are exposed to picking up fungi, parasites and still more bacteria.

“Our bodies are constantly being bombarded with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms trying to gain entry,” says Thomas Petro, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln.  “the immune system is the one defense we have against this takeover.”

Maintaining a healthy immune system, to a large extent, depends directly on what what you eat, say Dr. Petro.  Eating more of certain foods and less of others can substantially boost the body’s ability to fight most illnesses, from colds to cancer.

The most powerful protection you can give your immune system is to eat a well balance portion of vegetables, fruits, while grain, seeds and nuts, and seafood, says Dr. Sears.  These foods are high in nutrients that can help keep us healthy.

Some of the best foods for boosting the immune system are those that contain beta-caratone, vitamin C, vitamin E.

Spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, kale and winter squash, cantaloupe, strawberries, brussels sprouts, broccoli, rashes, oranges, papaya, red bell pepper, watermelon, kiwifruit, plums and red grapes

It is difficult to get enough vitamin E in foods alone, although cooking oils, nuts seeds, asparagus, barley and wheat germ all are good sources

 

 

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