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
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.