5 Immune Boosting Foods

  1. Avocados! Add these to your diet to keep your immune system happy and to support adrenal function. Avocados contain essential amino acids, antioxidants and healthy fats.
  2. Cabbage is a source of immune-strengthening glutamine. And cabbage is easy and inexpensive to find during the winter months when it’s in season. Add cabbage to soups and stews to sneak in extra antioxidants and boost your meal’s nutritional value.
  3. Grapefruit packed with flavonoids — natural chemical compounds that have been found to increase immune system activation. Plus they also have some vitamin C too. Don’t like grapefruits? Try oranges or tangerines.
  4. Mushrooms are great immunity boosters. They contain a powerful antioxidant called ergothioneine, that does not get destroyed during the cooking process. There are a variety of mushrooms and unless you’re an expert it’s best to stick to the known varieties, like Maitake, Shiitake, Enoki and the Common Mushroom.
  5. Sweet Potatoes are considered a powerful immune boosting food because of the high amount of beta-carotene and Vitamin C they contain. Beta carotene is converted to Vitamin A which is key for healthy skin. What does healthy skin after to do with our immune system? Well, it’s actually our first line of defense!


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