Eat the following to boost your immunity…

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It sure takes more than an apple, 7 hours of sleep and litres of water a day to keep the doctor away. And on that note, if you include some foods in your diet you will boost your immunity naturally and forget all about doctors.

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*Oats and Barley- These contain beta-glucan (a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities). A serving of this helps fight influenza, herpes, speeds up your wound healing process.

*Mushrooms- These help increase the production and activity of white blood cells, making them more aggressive.

*Sweet potatoes-  Sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene which your body turns into vitamin A which plays a major role in the production of connective tissue, a key component of skin.

*Garlic- Contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria and when eaten in the required amounts it is said that you will have a 30% lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50% lower rate of stomach cancer.

*Pumpkin seeds – They are full of beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A and that helps create white blood cells to fight infection.

*Ginger –  Contains strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

*Kale- Like other leafy greens, kale contains Vitamin E hence increases the production of B-cells which kill bacteria.

Walnuts- They are rich in phosphorus and potassium and low in sodium helps prevent anemia and help promote cardiovascular health.

*Citrus and berries–  These are packed with Vitamin C which help to clean up your system and help to increase your body’s resistance to any nasty body invaders.

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