Tea: One of the best drinks to boost your immune system
It's a good idea to keep your immune system working at its peak, especially during cold and flu season.
Turns out that simply drinking teas that contain the powerful anti-oxidant, EGCG and the amino acid L-theanine will naturally boost T cell activity and therefore prime your immune system. You'll find the highest concentrations of these compounds in Green and White teas. Another option is Matcha - a ground of form of green tea that will provide an immediate boost to your immune system.
Herbal teas: Additional drinks to boost your immune system
There are a number of herbs that also have been known to be immune boosters:
Ginger - Reduces inflammation, increasing circulation and general immune booster
Echinacea: Loaded with flavonoids, cichoric and rosmarinic acid. All beneficial to immunity.
Lemon Balm - Naturally antibacterial and antiseptic herb.
Nettle Leaf - Full of vitamins and minerals, stimulates the lymph system
Gogiberries - Full of anti-oxidants known for their immune boosting qualities.
Elderberries - Packing with anti-oxidants and vitamins the boost immunity and tame inflammation
Chaga - This mushroom contains a concentration of anti-oxidants. It has been used in ingenious people for centuries as a health drink.
Chamomile - Besides being a great herb to help you unwind, chamomile tea contains compounds that may actually increase production of white blood cells, macrophages and B-lymphocytes, which work to destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi
Eleuthero Root - a well known powerful adaptogen, that is an herb that helps the body respond to stress. Great way to support the immune system.
Rosehips - Excellent source of vitamin C.
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