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15 food items that Boost your Immune System

If you’re looking for ways to be healthy and have a better immune system to fight colds and the flu, these food items have got you covered.

Add these amazing foods into your daily diet and get a heather and strong immune system:

  1. Sunflower seeds:  Full of nutrients, including magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin B. They’re also incredibly high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.
  2. Turmeric: An anti-inflammatory in treating arthritis, also helps decrease exercise induced muscle damage.
  3. Almonds: A half-cup serving, which is about 46 whole, shelled almonds, provides nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E.                                  
  4. Citrus fruits: It helps build up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. It also helps in fighting infections.                                     
  5. Garlic: Garlic helps lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds.                                                                                             
  6. Ginger: Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea. Ginger may help decrease chronic pain and may possess cholesterol-lowering properties.         
  7. Yogurt: Yogurt is a great source of  vitamin D. It helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defenses against diseases.                                     
  8. Papaya: Papayas have a digestive enzyme called papain that has anti-inflammatory effects. Papayas have decent amounts of potassium, B vitamins, and folate, all of which are beneficial to your overall health.

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