Our immune system is a complex machine comprised of lots of different cells in the blood, and receptors all over our body. These interact with each other to ensure we fight off germs like viruses but avoid attacking our own body tissues. It is a very finely balanced system and when out of sync can cause us to get ill.
Just as a car needs the right fuel and needs maintenance to run optimally so do your bodies, so stocking up on the right superfoods can help keep those bugs at bay and help your immune system to run effectively. Try incorporating the following into your diet:
Ginger: This spicy root is a great anti-inflammatory and has anti-bacterial properties. Studies suggest that ginger can enhance immune response. so adding this into your diet not only tastes great but can help combat colds and viruses.
Garlic: Has been used for its medicinal properties for hundreds of years. It contains allicin which can help boost white blood cell function and help your body fight off viruses. Research has been conducted into the immune-boosting properties of garlic and the results are extremely positive, making it a popular remedy for boosting immunity.
Turmeric: Has antiseptic, analgesic and immune-boosting properties due to the active polyphenol called curcumin, traditionally known for its anti-inflammatory effects, curcumin has recently been shown to be a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells.
Lemons: Are an excellent source of Vitamin C and other anti-inflammatory nutrients. Vitamin C is important as our first line of defence to strengthen immunity against invading viruses and bacteria.
Kale: Packed with immune-boosting vitamins such as A, C and E, these amazing vegetables are a great way to improve your immunity.
Spinach: full of flavonoids and carotenoids and rich in vitamins C and E, spinach and most leafy green vegetables are good for you at any time but especially when you are trying to boost your immunity.
Wheatgrass: This powerhouse of a superfood contains particularly high levels of vitamins A and E and 92 minerals (out of the 102 we need), 21 amino acids (out of a possible 24) and over 80 enzymes.
Adding some of these superfoods to your diet will support the optimal functioning of your immune system. To make it easy for yourself why not add one of our superfood juices to your diet. Delivered frozen, never powdered, and always packed with goodness a great way to boost from within and support your immune system.