Good nutritional habits and natural supplements made out of plants are the most powerful and important factors that can stimulate and enhance the immune system.
Therefore, here are a few of the most important things that we can do, especially during the cold season, to boost our immune systems.
Consume lots of raw, fresh foods
Enzymes heighten the immune system’s efficiency, allowing it to digest the dead or sick cells more easily, to destroy the cholesterol deposits, as well as various bacteria and viruses. The enzymes found in raw foods remove any unwanted elements from the body, whether they’re composed of proteins, fat or carbohydrates.
Make sure to include loads of raw foods in your daily diet: fruits, legumes, leafy vegetables, nuts or germinated seeds. Consume the vegetables, leafy green vegetables, and nuts in smaller quantities. For a better stimulation of the immune system, drink loads of vegetable juices and green herbs – barley, green oat, carrots, strawberries, citric based fruits, pears and so on and so forth.
Foods rich in beta-carotene
Beta carotene increases the number of T lymphocyte, also known as ‘’helpful cells’’, in the immune system. Make sure to consume foods rich in beta-carotene (including juices), such as carrots, spinach, pumpkin, avocado, gooseberries, and others.
Foods that are rich in Vitamin E
Vitamin E, like other beneficial vitamins, enhances the efficiency of the immune system by boosting the number or white blood cells, whose role is to fight against various types of infections. Consume olive oil as much as possible, as well as soy milk, sunflower oil, and seeds.
Foods which contain Vitamin C
Vitamin C is another crucial factor that aids the immune system by increasing the levels of gluten antioxidants from the body – which is essential if you want a healthy, functional immune system. To get a proper daily dose of Vitamin C, consume strawberries, oranges, lemons, pepper, cabbage and so on.
Selenium rich foods
A powerful antioxidant, selenium fortifies the immune system and increases its resistance to infections. A few good sources of selenium are garlic, onion, black grapes, broccoli, organic vegetables.
Zinc is one of the most important elements that aid the immune system. This powerful antioxidant increases the capabilities of the immune system by supporting the division, spread and repair of the cells. A few good sources of zinc are beans, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms and wheat germs.
Garlic is one of the best known natural antibiotics. Garlic juice destroys the germs that cause the common cold and the flu, fights off infections, heals the sinuses and lungs. In a mere 5 minutes, this powerful natural treatment kills the worst of microbes – 1 mg of garlic has the same potential power as 25 units of penicillin.
To boost the capabilities of the immune system, take 30 drops of propolis tincture, 3 times a day for a month with a 10-day pause.