Boost Your Immunity in 3 Simple Steps
The cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Here are 3 simple and tasty ways to boost your immunity.
- Consume kefir or yogurt with live cultures regularly. Many studies support yogurt’s ability to boost immunity. Plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt sweetened with some fresh or frozen fruit is best.
- Eat an abundance of brightly colored fruits and veggies to take advantage of their natural immune-boosting compounds namely, phytochemicals, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Berries, whole citrus, kiwi, apples, red grapes, kale, onions, spinach, sweet potatoes and carrots are especially good.
- Consume fresh garlic regularly. Garlic has well documented anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and strengthens the immune system in general. For best results, chop or mince fresh garlic and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before adding it to your foods.