Now that it is cold and flu season, it is important to take steps to prevent illnesses. While getting your flu shot and washing your hands are both great preventive measures, did you know you can also eat your way to a better immune system?

How exactly can your diet affect your overall health? Diets that are too low in iron may lead to lethargy and a weakened immune system. However, some foods can actually offer us an immune boost when consumed, leading to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Foods that are high in vitamins and other nutrients are thought to increase the body’s production of white blood cells. Eating a balanced diet rich in probiotics may also lend a hand in strengthening your immune system. If you want to try it out, add some of these tasty immune boosters to your diet:

  • Citrus fruits

  • Bell peppers

  • Broccoli

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Spinach

  • Yogurt

  • Almonds

  • Turmeric

  • Green tea

  • Papaya

  • Kiwi

  • Poultry

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Shellfish

Next time you are in the grocery store, put down those unhealthy snacks and give your immune system a boost by stocking up on these foods!


 

 


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