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.
*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.
*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.