Visit us for the supplies to boost your immune system and be better ready to fight off Winter colds.
Here is a small list of some of the MANY foods that give your immune system a boost:
-Bell Peppers are rich in vitamin C, which increases the production of white blood cells, the cells that capture and clear pathogens from your blood stream.
-Broccoli is packed with vitamins A, C and E! Vitamin A helps build mucous barriers that trap infectious agents in your lungs and gut, and aid in the production of white blood cells too. Vitamin E promotes the growth of B-cells that form antibodies known to kill bacteria.
-Garlic's immune boosting properties seem to come from it's sulfur containing compounds, sulfur prevents cell damage and aids in the production of amino acids which in turn produce enzymes vital for life.
-Spinach contains vitamin C and A and is packed with antioxidants, which clean free-radicals out of your blood stream.
-Yogurt contains active cultures that stimulate your immune system, some contain vitamin D which helps regulate your immune system.
-Almonds are a great source of vitamin E!
-Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to enhance immune function.
-Poultry and Turkey are high in vitamin B-6 which is vital in the formation of new and healthy red blood cells. Boiling the bones to make broth releases nutrients helpful for gut healing and immunity.
-Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E and B-6!
Of note, vegetables are best served uncooked or only slightly cooked.