Eating the following "superfoods" is a great way to give your immune system a boost. All these foods are rich in nutrients and packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Yogurt is full of friendly bacteria called probiotics that fend off bad bacteria and viruses. According to a study done at the Teikyo University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the probiotics in yogurt boost immunity by increasing your body’s white blood cells. Yogurt also promotes healthy digestion.
Eating garlic has proved effective against urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, cold sores and ear infections. It’s a natural antibiotic and very strong immune booster.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, It’s packed with flavor, so it adds a zesty taste to food and is typically found in curry. It’s vibrant color comes from the curcumin it contains. Curcumin is a polyphenol, which is great at fighting colds and the flu.
Blueberries are one of the highest ranked fruits tested for antioxidant activity. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and potassium and are full of phytonutrients, which give them their disease fighting abilities. They’re anti-inflammatory and may lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also linked with the prevention of mental decline.
Raw honey has anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s great for sore throats, coughs, insomnia, allergies and even toothaches. Not only is honey great for your immunity but it’s also an energy booster.