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To Keep Your Body Healthy, Give It These Immune System Superfoods

By Bryan Piroso

None of us enjoys being ill. Most individuals spend a lot of time thinking about how to stay healthy and even take immunizations each year to prevent getting the influenza. We put lots of energy into avoiding our friends when they get sick. The sales of hand sanitizing gel have risen over the years. Dietary supplements are at the top of a lot of peoples grocery lists each week. Each day, in newspapers, magazines, and on the internet, you can find countless reports and articles on steps you can take to keep your health intact. The problem is that we aren't always aware of the best superfoods to eat for boosting our immune system so we stay healthy. All we've been taught is to eat a healthy diet that is balanced in all the food groups. The focus of this report is to present you with some of the important immune-boosting superfoods you can easily include in your weekly eating plan.

Almonds are a great superfood for the immune system and they are overlooked by many people. For one thing, they contain a good amount of magnesium. Magnesium is a very important nutrient that plays a big role in strengthening your cells. Magnesium also plays an important role in strengthening your immune system. Almonds are readily available and aren't hard to find. Also, they're a delight to eat. Health food stores, super markets, and roadside stands are all good places to buy almonds. My favorite way to eat almonds is to spice them up with garlic and hot sauce and then bake them in the oven until they're nice and crisp. They also make great almond cookies. Chop some up and add them to your oatmeal or any cereal. They're great in granola or muesli. I keep bowls of plain almonds around my house and grab a handful from time to time. They're good raw. Tea is a wonderful superfood and, in order to experience optimum health and super-charge your immune system, you need to drink tea every single day. A lot of information has been written about the necessity of drinking sufficient quantities of pure water in order to maintain your health. Your T cells need interferon to maintain their optimum health. Scientific test have concluded that if you drink 20 ounces of tea each and every day, your level of interferon will increase. The interferon encapsulates your T cells to keep them safe when the germs and bacteria that are trying to get you sick start to attack. Any tea you drink can help with this, but there are other benefits, as well, if you drink an herbal tea.

Are you familiar with the herb Echinacea? It can be used to strengthen your immune system. Echinacea isn't really something you cook with or eat, so maybe it shouldn't be called a superfood, but it is a superherb that can power-up your immune system fast. Typically this herb is taken as a supplement when cold and flu symptoms first start to set in. Do not try to chew on the plant itself though. Most of the Echinacea plant is used in the supplement capsules; however, in its native state, the plant isn't edible. Raw Echinacea is bitter and eating it can cause stomach upset, so leave the plant alone.

Vitamin C doesn't survive well when it's exposed to the cooking process. Therefore, enjoy raw kale in your salad or on a vegetable platter. Since Vitamin C is so important for keeping your immune system strength up, include raw kale in your eating plan weekly.

Exercise every day, if you can. It's recommended that the amount of water you drink is calculated like this: divide your weight in half and then consume that number of ounces each day. For instance, if you weight 100 pounds, you would want to drink at least 50 ounces of pure water daily. You can make sure that you eat a balanced diet. To protect yourself during flu season, or whenever you are exposed to someone's illness, eat the superfoods that will give your immune system a boost. This article has barely scratched the surface of superfoods you can use to boost your immune system. Do some research and you will discover more.

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