Powerful Functional Foods
You might be wondering, “why should I care about my immune system?” Well it’s time to take a look at the facts. Did you know that there are around 100 different types of cancer? There are also over 200 diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Our bodies need all the help they can get when it comes to fighting these diseases off!
How do we give our body that extra boost in immunity? The answer is functional foods. These foods contain substances that promote health and well-being while boosting your immune system. Read on for more information about how these powerful foods will keep you healthy and strong and learn about immune booster advantages!
First group of functional foods:
Coconut water – contains lots of electrolytes and minerals, which are essential for maintaining a healthy nervous system.
Blueberries- studies have found that blueberries may help protect against cell damage to DNA. This can mean improved immunity from diseases!
Onions- contain powerful antioxidants known as quercetin and kaempferol. These also fight off free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage! Second group of functional foods: Garlic Ginger Root Turmeric Third group of functional foods: Coconut Oil Pomegranate Olive Leaf Tea Green Tea Vitamin D (sunshine or supplements) Probiotics (yogurt with “live cultures”) Omega-three fatty acids (fish oil) Flax seeds
Fourth group of functional foods: Bone Broth Whey Protein Hemp Seeds Chia seeds
Spirulina Fifth group of functional foods: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Avocado Sesame Seeds Almonds Eggs Sweet potatoes Spinach Brown rice Quinoa Oats Pumpkin seeds Flaxseeds Black beans Kidney beans Chickpeas Lentils Green peas