7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System
With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it’s more
important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can.
Getting enough sleep and exercise,
and keeping your stress level down, can really do a lot for your
health. But having a right diet is just, if not more, important.
Luckily, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables out there that
have immunity-boosting properties. Tip: Look for foods that are rich in color — that’s a
surefire sign that they’re also high in immunity-boosting antioxidants.
Red, yellow, purple, blue, and orange fruits and vegetables really fit
the bill here. See Also:8 Easy Vegetables & Herbs to Grow Indoors
1. Sweet Potatoes.
And just in time for Thanksgiving! Sweet potatoes owe their orange
hue to beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body converts into Vitamin
A, an essential nutrient for fighting against disease. Sweet potatoes
are actually one of the best fresh sources of immunity-boosting
properties out there. Also Check Out: Vegetarian Stuffing Even Meat Eaters Will Love (Recipe)
Packed with Vitamins C and E,berries truly are a nutritional powerhouse. Some
of your best bests are common berries like raspberries and blueberries,
as well as less common ones like acai and goji. Try eating berries with
yogurt, another great-immunity boosting food. Earlier:Cheese Graters: Gennius Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier
Mushrooms are one of, if not the best, vegetarian foods for preventing and fighting disease. That’s because mushrooms help the maturation of your white blood cells, and, as some research suggest, might actually help them ward off disease better! Earlier:5 Surprisingly Healthy Foods
People have been using garlic to ward of disease for thousands of
years. And, more and more research suggest, it’s more than just folk
medicine. One prominent study
(PDF) found that people who took garlic supplements got few cold
symptoms, and, if they did get sick, they were ill for less time than
the placebo group.
If you can handle it, try eating a clove of garlic every day. But it
doesn’t just have to be the hard way — adding some minced garlic, fresh
or cooked, is beneficial. See Also:4 Ways to Extend the Life of Green Onions
Kiwifruit is a great natural source of vitamin E, a key nutrient for
your immune system. Vitamin E helps protect your body from viral and
bacterial infections. Though the jury is still out on whether or not
vitamin C helps boost immunity, kiwifruit does have more of the stuff
than most citrus fruits, including oranges! Earlier:Trans Fats are (Almost) History
Like kiwi, spinach
is loaded with vitamin E. But that’s not all. Spinach really packs a
huge nutritional punch. it has loads of beta-carotene, folate and
vitamins A, C and K, as well as minerals like copper and iron — all
nutrients vital to maintaining a healthy immune system.
(NaturalNews) For years, we've all heard that global warming is
threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world
scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year.
the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report
seems to indicate that an era of global cooling is now underway,
according to many scientists.
It turns out that global warming predictions were little more than doom-and-gloom fear mongering based on failed computer models.
example, in 2007, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be "ice-free"
by the summer of 2013. Here's exactly how that fear mongering was
published by the BBC:
Scientists in the US have presented one
of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea
ice. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could
be ice-free in summers within ju…
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, dedicated to recognizing
those impacted, as well as providing support for family, friends and
research efforts. According to the American Cancer Society, odds are
that 1 in 8 women will have invasive breast cancer in her life. A
healthy lifestyle that incorporates certain foods may help fight breast
Top 5 Foods to Optimize Breast Health & Help Fight Cancer1. Broccoli: According to research, consuming
cruciferous vegetables can help provide the body with cancer-fighting
elements like vitamin C, phytochemicals and calcium. Of all the
cruciferous vegetables, broccoli ranks highest in vitamin C content, an
antioxidant that may assist with stimulating anti-cancer cells, stopping
tumors from spreading and helping the body repair after cancer surgery.
It’s been suggested that individuals with higher levels of vitamin C
in their blood have a reduced risk of developing cancer than those with
lower levels. Adding broccoli need …
While all of my dogs have occasionally eaten grass, Gina is
absolutely obsessed with chomping on greens. She’s 6 years old, and I’ve
observed this behavior since I adopted her
at 16 months. There’s an old myth that dogs eat grass when their
stomachs are feeling queasy to cause them to vomit. But, I’ve known this
isn’t the truth with her, because she eats grass daily and has no
digestive problems. I was intrigued with Stanley Coren’s post in Psychology Today on the topic.
Coren refers to the only research study that has surveyed dogs to
find out if their grass eating habits are related to illness or dietary
deficiency. The research study took place at The University of
California, Davis and was published in Applied Animal Behavior Science in 2008.
The survey initially observed the grass eating behavior of about 75
dogs belonging to both veterinary students and patients at the UC Davis
teaching hospital. When questioned about their dog’s behavior, illness
and vomiting were…