Best foods to boost your immune system

Eating less sugar and processed food should be first priority. Avoid sugary drinks like soda, or worse - sweetened energy drinks. There are some foods in particular that are you should prioritize for increased immunity. Here are some of the best foods to boost your immune system:

  • Citrus
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Spinach
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Turmeric
  • Green Tea

Using tea to boost your immune system

Non-oxidized teas, such as green tea and white tea are loaded with anti-oxidants. Studies have shown that specific classes of anti-oxidants found in these teas help boost the immune system. It doesn't matter if you drink pure or flavored green tea - you'll get a nice gentle dose of anti-oxidants that will circulate through the bloodstream. Avoid green tea extract pills - they can be toxic! Of course, avoid sugar.

Herbal teas that boost the immune system

There are additional teas that include beneficial herbs from the list above, such as ginger and turmeric. Even fruit teas are an excellent choice because they contain a high quantity of citrus and hibiscus - excellent sources of Vitamin C.

Recommendations for tea - Part of the family of foods to boost your immune system:

  1. During the day, drink a few cups of green or white tea. None of the benefits are lost if you ice them. You can brew in advance and drink it iced during the day.
  2. Drink herbal teas containing ginger, turmeric or other beneficial compounds. Since most of these herbal teas contain little or no caffeine, enjoy a cup prior to bed.

Drink these teas several times a day, and incorporate the foods to boost your immune system into your daily diet. Ensuring that you have a strong immune system will help defend you from sickness, but also if you happen to get sick - aid in quicker recovery.

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