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5 Great Immune Boosters

Sunday, August 30, 2009
From “10 Powerful Immune Boosters” Article Organic NZ magazine September/October 2009
Here's 5 great immune boosters to keep you healthy.

Broccoli

  • Contains lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is rated as one of the top boosters to the immune system.
  • Eat raw or lightly cooked to avoid destroying the enzymes.
  • Others immune-boosting cruciferous veggies: brussels sprouts, kale, bok choi, cauliflower and mustard greens.

Garlic

  • Well known for its ability to ward off colds.
  • Others members of the garlic family: onions, chives and challots.

Elderberry

  • Traditional remedy for colds and flus
  • Contain lots of antioxidants to strengthen the immune system
  • Contain anthocyanins which have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Make elderberry wine or syrup

Pomegranates

  • Heaps of immune-boosting antioxidants to help fight of diseases
  • Eat fresh or drink the juice
  • Other great fruits to boost the immune system: blueberries, goji berries and cranberries

Ginger

  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Helps promote good circulation
  • Contains virus fighting agents
  • Opens nasal passages and clears congestion
  • Soothes nausea

Do you know any great immune boosters? Post them in the comments below.
 
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