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Natural ways to Boost the immune system

1. Eat rainbow of veggies and fruits daily.

As we all know vegetables and fruits are rich in nutrients and a great source of antioxidants. (The brighter the colour the richer in antioxidants).

2. Garlic- broad spectrum of antimicrobial and immune booster.

3. Mushrooms- Shiitake, Reishi, cordyceps & maitake.

Increasing immune response by modifying Cytokines.

4. Increase Vitamin C intake

Veggies: Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, kale, tomatoes

Fruits: strawberries, kiwi, papaya, black currant, mango, oranges. Pineapples

5. Get out and get some Vit. D

Studies have shown a correlation between low vitamin D and increase chance of respiratory infections.

6. Immune modulating/supportive herbs

Echinacea, ginseng, elderberry, thyme, hibiscus, lemon Myrtle

7. Probiotics

Our gut/ gastrointestinal is the largest immune organ in our body. More and more studies are showing the importance of good bacteria and a healthy gut flora in our immune mechanism.

Foods high in probiotics:

Sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi, kefir, miso, pickled vegetables.

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