We already know about oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, ginger, mushrooms, garlic etc to contain immune boosting properties. Flu and colds can be tackled in a number of ways specially through vaccination, hydrating and certain foods that are known to boost immunity.
Below are some other foods that you didn’t know could ward off flu and colds and boost your immunity.
Organic, whole milk– Based on a study released recently on organic milk and fatty acid composition whole milk contains omega-3 to omega-6. Omega-3’s boost immunity by increasing the activity of phagocytes which are the cells that fight flu by eating up bacteria.
Red grapes and Blueberries – 2 compounds, resveratrol found in red grapes and pterostilbene found in blueberries combined with vitamin D, could boost the body’s ability to fend off illness.
Pickled turnips – Scientists have discovered that eating a traditional Japanese pickle could have ‘protective effects’ in preventing people from catching the flu. The lacto-fermentation process by which these are made produces probiotics which are good for your immune system.
Kiwifruits are said to help with congestion and sore throats especially the golden kiwifruits but the usual kiwi fruit is also known to be a great source of Vitamin C.