Foods that Boost Immune System

Human body is always prone to health hazards. There might be many reasons for such situation. One amongst such reason is lack of proper diet that leads to lower immune system of the body. A proper diet is said be that diet which effectively brings in all the required amounts of nutrition, different kinds of vitamins, carbohydrates and essential minerals to the body.

All these are important to maintain proper immune system to maintain good health. Body needs more amounts of white blood cells to increase the effectiveness of immunity system. Consuming proper levels of immunity power increasing foods is very important to maintain health.

The best immunity foods are those which contain more of vitamins and proteins.

The following are some top immunity foods which everyone has to maintain proper health.

  •  Oysters:

Oysters are commonly called as aphrodisiac oysters, which assist in increasing the immunity levels. The presence of zinc, a type of mineral needed by the body is very high in oysters. According to studies mineral zinc has anti tendency towards common viruses.

  • Button mushrooms:

According to dieticians’ button mushrooms have a kind of mineral called selenium and as said by experts the lower the percentage of selenium in the body the higher is the chances to fall prey to flu. Button mushrooms also have B vitamins like niacin and riboflavin which play key role in healthier immunity.

  • Acai berry:

Black nature of this small sized Acai berry says that it is very rich in antioxidant levels. These berries have anthocyanins, a kind of antioxidants.  According to studies antioxidants play key role in maintaining immunity health as one grows in age.

  • Cabbage:

Cabbage is one important source of glutathione, which helps immunity and apart from all it is very cheap in price and also easily available. Cabbage can easily be used in soups.

  • Watermelon:

Like cabbage a fully ripened watermelon is also rich in glutathione, a kind of antioxidant. This antioxidant is present in the red pulp of the melon.

  • Sweet potato:

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, a kind of antioxidant that fights against free radicals, which cause many problems. The body converts beta-carotene to ‘A’ vitamin, that fights lowers the chances of falling prey to certain kind of cancers and also reduces the aging process. Carrot too is one such veggie that has high amounts of Beta-carotene.

  • Yoghurt:

According researches conducted in the recent times low levels of vitamin D higher the chances of getting common flues and cold. Consuming low fat yoghurt rich in probiotic increases immunity against common cold.

  • Garlic:

Garlic gives many kinds of antioxidants, which assist in fighting with viruses and bacteria as this target immune system and lower the performance of immunity.

  • Spinach:

Spinach, truly a super food of it’s’ class is tremendously rich in nutrition levels and has foliate, that assist in the human body to generate repair DNA and produce new cells. It also has antioxidants, fiber and so on.

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