The cold and flu season is right around the corner and this year with an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic added to the mix, our immune systems are guarding up.
“These are fruits and Vegetable that contains natural source of chemicals that help support our immune system”
They are also a great source of antioxidants such as fiber and vitamin C.
While recommending natural berries, fruits and Veggies, also approves the tasty, chewable vitamin C products.
“Garlic is your immune friend. It has antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties”.
Garlic is one of the more popular home cures for colds. Many cultures have a home remedy for the cold using garlic, whether it’s chicken soup with lots of garlic, a drink made with raw crushed garlic, or if it just involves eating raw garlic.
The cold-fighting compound in garlic is thought to be allicin, which has demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal properties. Allicin is what gives garlic its distinctive hot flavor. To maximize the amount of allicin, fresh garlic should be chopped or crushed, and it should be raw. It’s also available in pill form.
In one study involving 146 people, participants received either a garlic supplement or a placebo for 12 weeks between November and February. People who took garlic reduced the risk of catching a cold by more than half. The study also found that garlic reduced the recovery time in people who caught a cold. More research is needed to corroborate these results.
Garlic does have some possible side effects and safety concerns. Bad breath and body odor are perhaps the most common side effects; however, dizziness, sweating, headache, fever, chills, and runny nose have also been reported. Large amounts may irritate the mouth or result in indigestion.
“Mushroom complex helps in supporting immunity, energy production and increasing your body’s resilience to stress.”
A cup of cooked shiitake mushrooms contains more than the daily required amount of copper for most adults. Because not much copper is stored in the body, having a reliable food source can help prevent a deficiency. Copper is vital for the immune system, supporting the creation and activity of various immune cells, including T cells, neutrophils, phagocytes, B-lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and antibodies.
“One of my Favorite zinc-rich snacks are pumpkin seeds
One study found that 100 grams of pumpkin seeds contain 7.99 milligrams of zinc and 9.76 milligrams of iron.
“Both stress and lack of sleep have a depressing effect on your immunity”
It is critical to choose the right supplements for a healthy immune system. He recommends soft gel vitamin D, oregano oil and mushroom complex capsules.
DISCLAIMER: The author is solely responsible for the views expressed in this article. The author carries the responsibility for citing and/or licensing of images utilized within the text.