Immune Building Son of a Guns?
As we venture into another countdown about the obvious pros of incorporating a healthy lifestyle, there are mixed feelings and advice about which food groups equate to the perfect daily recipe. The word health can be a broad term and refer to a plethora of different things: weight loss, skin, immune system, heart circulation, etc.
Today folks, we here at Organic are going to make it a little easier for the beginner guys and gals who are having a hard time focusing on a specific area. While we do agree that one should have some knowledge and incorporate all of the portions of health listed above I politely ask you to call attention to the one we are here to talk about today: Immune builders!
Runny nose? Headache? Diarrhea?
We have a special treat today. We’ve organized a list from the top healthy eating tips from around the globe to bring you some of the most amazing foods that boost the immune system.
If your a person such as myself, who, since a kid, has dealt with the evil conjuring of ….ALLERGIES! Anybody who’s ever suffered from allergies can at least attest to the struggle (battle) of making it through pollen season alive. But, Lets not stop there. Have you ever had the flu? Or Pneumonia ? Are you frequently coming down with that mean old cold? It may be the cause of not properly considering a few things.
“The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders. These are primarily microbes—tiny organisms such as bacteria, parasites, and fungi that can cause infections. Viruses also cause infections, but are too primitive to be classified as living organisms. The human body provides an ideal environment for many microbes.” (Vaccines.gov)
- Immune systems are basically the police department of your body: yes, just like Osmosis Jones.
- Strong Immune systems lead to a healthier life. Less time sick in bed allows for more time to live your life.
- immune systems vary in terms of strength depending on the person.
- As you mature in age and go out into the world, your own immune system can be either your greatest ally or your worst enemy.
A weak immune system can cause well-known viruses like:
- Chronic yeast infections
- Sinus infections
- Frequent Diarrhea
- and many others
With that being said, one sure-fire way to make sure your immune system is performing in excellent condition, is to incorporate the proper building blocks in your diet. For example, Healthline.com writes:”Proteins are important for your immunity. Not enough protein in your diet can weaken your immune system.“
Here we have the top healthy eating tips to building a ford tough 3500 immune system!
Starting with a fan favorite, we call our attention towards oranges. Oranges contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is a key ingredient and one of the primary forces in achieving a strong immune system.
“Vitamin C helps to repair and regenerate tissues, protect against heart disease, aid in the absorption of iron, prevent scurvy, and decrease total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides.” (Dr.Weil.com)
- Oranges contain a powerful antioxidant called beta-carotene. Beta-carotene contains vitamin A which assist in healthy skin, good vision, and a stronger immune system.
- Chemicals known as polyphenols in oranges help fight viral infections.
- Increases the number of white blood cells in the body. More Osmosis Jones, fewer bacteria crime.
Spinach mimic oranges in the fact that they contain the immune heavy hitters known as vitamin A and C. however, this leafy scrumptious meal enhancer packs a punch of its own.
For example, Spinach:
- Contains Vitamin K which is responsible of assessing injuries, healing wounds, and overall health.
- Contain anti-flammatory flavanoids that assist in lung and cardiovascular support.
- Contains magnesium which helps lower blood
This very nutty pastime snack may be a little more healthy than you think. Almonds contain a wide variety of benefits and has remained a very flexible tree nut from the Prunus dulcis (Almond Tree)..
- Almonds offer support in lowering your overall cholesterol levels.
- Riboflavin and L-carnitine are nutrients contained in Almonds that increase brain productivity.
- Almonds are a great source of protein for muscle and tissue repair.
The all-purpose fruit. Who said all things good for you taste bad? These little treats are nature’s way of proving them flat-out wrong. Native to grapes, raspberries, and blueberries, blackberries are wildly known in the U. S as the best sweet, tart, complex flavored fruit snack around. Just like our previous choices on the countdown, there is nothing better than something that is good for you and also quite delicious.
- “Blackberries are also rich in vitamins A, E, K, and B vitamins, as well as antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which scavenge free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and chronic diseases.” (Mercola.com)
- Blackberries are very high in fiber. Fiber allows your body to maintain a healthy bowel movement system, control blood sugar levels, and aid in maintaining strong healthy gut bacteria.
- Helps fight gum disease and other oral type of infectious bacteria.
Remember those evil green monsters that you had to face before you left the dinner table? They’re back! Slowly getting tastier and tastier as you get older!
Broccoli is a calciferous vegetable. A few of its known relatives are cabbage, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. This leaf bushy snack are not only tasty and go with anything, they have many health benefits to die (live) for.
- Contains Folate which is responsible for new cell growth and regeneration.
- Contains potassium. Organicfacts.com writes, ” potassium helps to enhance muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system.”
- Contains pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 which help in the process of converting carbohydrates into energy for the body.
Red Bell Peppers
Bell peppers come in a variety of different colors. They can be either red, green, orange, or yellow. They are native to Central and south America and like this countdown, offer a wide array of benefits as well.
- These beautiful peppers contain large doses of vitamin C and A which are the major immune builders.
- “Certain enzymes in bell peppers, such as lutein, protect the eyes from cataracts and muscular degeneration later in life.” (healthyeating.com)
- Contain a large dose of sulfur which aid in deflecting possible cancer cells
There you have it folks. OrganicPlaylist’s top healthy eating tips for a stronger immune system. We will be adding more super foods to the list in the future so stay tuned.
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