What natural foods boost the immune system?

I am currently sick with what seems like a sinus infection, I’ve had fever, clogged nose, scratchy and horrible throat, and general body weakness for the past three or four days, and my doctor’s appointment (when I’ll get antibiotics) isn’t until tomorrow. I need to know some things I can eat/do that will boost my immune system so this doesn’t get too bad.

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7 thoughts on “What natural foods boost the immune system?”

  1. man sinus infections are horrible.. there isn’t much to help it but the antibiotics.. but to generaly boost your immune system anything with vitamin c helps.. oranges would be a good one.. umm drink a ton of water.. get lots of rest.. and i hope you feel better soon..

  2. Ugh, that’s never fun. There are quite a few things that you can get to boost your immune system like Colostrum, Elderberry, Mushrooms (Reishi, Maitake, and Shiitake specifically), Beta Glucans, or Immunoglobulin. Oh, and Chicken Noodle soup works great, too 😉

    Of course, rest is one of the best things to make sure your immune system gets the best chance to fight whatever you’re fighting, too…. these just give a little better “Oomph” to it.

  3. I am sorry about your condition.

    There are many things you can do to boost your immune system, many won’t cost you a dime, just some time.
    For some suggestions, go to http://www.immunesystemremedies.com

    If you are looking for some natural foods to boost immune system, here are some suggestions.

    As you may know, it is a challenge today to find foods that are mineral rich without added chemicals that are toxic.
    The good news is it is possible to find healthy foods that are rich in vitamins, mineral, photonutrients, ect. for you body.

    A place to start is looking for raw and organically grown fruits, vegetables, and meats.

    Here is a sampling.
    Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, collard greens, and spinach are the great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber,

    Fruits (like blueberries, bananas , acai, and mangoes.) are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients

    Proteins containing amino acids aids in the growth and repair of your immune system. Some protein sources can be chlorella , eggs, organic meat and poultry, fish especially those high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, trout and tuna.

    Medicinal Mushrooms such as Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, and Coriolus Versicolor (turkey tail) are wonderful for building your immune system up.

    Drinks like Wheatgrass, Aloe vera juice, green tea, white teas, and MonaVie juice are excellent drink choices to boost your immune system.

    Whole grains like brown rice, millet, buckwheat, oats, and barley are also a valuable source of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are an essential part of keeping the immune system healthy. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and helps prevent intestinal infections.

    It is also important to avoid “bad” foods (“unprocessed” and “unrefined”) that will weaken your immune system.

    Here is some suggestions:
    Sugar contains no nutrients. Excessive sugar intake can deplete your body of several vitamins and minerals. Sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to sweep up and kill bacteria. It also robs the body of key nutrients such as zinc that is vital for the immune function. Sugars food to avoid include soda pop, candy, many cereals, and ice cream.

    Coffee Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body’s loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation.

    Alcohol (when consumed in excess), is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow’s ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating.

  4. Rule of thumb – green leafy vegetables are the best for your body….. garbage in – garbage out……drink lots of water and
    ‘berries and melons’ have lots more antioxidants than lots of other fruit.

  5. Sorry your not feeling well!

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