Superfoods for Your Immune System
The commonly known method to stay healthy is familiar to most of us. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Drink enough water so you stay hydrated. Exercise 3-5 times each week. Even though these are good rules to follow, they’re kind of vague. We need more specific information. Naturally, certain foods have the required nutrients to strengthen our immune system, while other foods don’t. Specific foods, called “superfoods”, are what you need to boost your immune system. Our focus in this report is to answer the questions: “What are these foods?” and “Which ones will strengthen our immune system?”
Almonds are a fantastic immune boosting superfood that a lot of people forget about. Do you know the component in almonds that is so beneficial to your immune system? It’s magnesium. Magnesium is a very important nutrient that plays a big role in strengthening your cells. Magnesium is also a factor in powering-up your immune system. The great thing about almonds is that you can find them just about everywhere and they are really good to eat. You can find almonds at any warehouse store, many roadside stands, and at your local grocery store. They are so versatile you can add them to many items you bake. You can also include them in granola or add them to breakfast cereals. Do you simply like the taste of plain, raw almonds? That makes it easy to add them to your diet.
An herb that can be considered an immune-boosting superfood is peppermint. Some of the important nutrients it contains are phosphorous, calcium, and magnesium. The health of your immune system depends on these nutrients. Finding ways to eat peppermint each day is not hard to do. Mint tea is very pleasant and aromatic. There are delicious snack mints that you can eat. You can add it to a salad. It’s a great meat seasoning. There are so many ways to use peppermint. It is very versatile. If you like the cool taste of peppermint, buy a bottle of peppermint essential oil and use it whenever you get the urge.
Do you like sunflower seeds? Did you know that they are a very potent superfood for your immune system? Their secret is that they are loaded with Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps your body by keeping your mucous membranes, such as your sinuses, healthy.
Healthy mucous membranes aid in the fight against infections when they are just surfacing in your body. Sunflower seeds are not only delicious, but you can use them to replace other “salty” junk foods you may now be including in your diet. When you’re making a nice, big salad full of vegetables, increase the protein in the salad by adding the “meat” of the sunflower seeds. A big handful would be nice! So you can easily understand why they fall into the class of nature’s superfoods for your immune system.
The lifestyle changes you can take to give your immune system a boost are numerous.
Try to fit exercise into your schedule at least three days a week. It’s recommended that the amount of water you drink is calculated like this: divide your weight in half and then consume that number of ounces each day. For instance, if you weight 100 pounds, you would want to drink at least 50 ounces of pure water daily. Take the time to plan healthful, balanced meals for yourself and your family. One of the best things you can do, however, when you want to avoid colds and the flu, is to load up on immune system ‘superfoods.’ Do some research online or buy a book on superfoods. That will give you even more to choose from than the three we’ve discussed in this report.