Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean flu season is on its way too. We believe that the best way to fight the flue is not fight it at all but to make our bodies stronger to prevent getting sick altogether.
Here are top immunity boosting foods that will help you prevent the flu:
Garlic: Although it may not smell great, garlic is a super food with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. In order to reap the benefits, you need to consume garlic every day and you need to make sure that it is fresh because the active ingredient (allicin) in garlic is destroyed within an hour of smashing the cloves.
Beef: Beef is a rich source of zinc, which has a prime role in developing white blood cells that recognize and destroy bacteria and viruses, as well as vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, and beta-carotene. You should try to consume grass-fed beef to reap the benefits.
Kefir: This enzyme-rich food is full of friendly microorganisms that are beneficial to our gut, which in turn strengthens our immunity. Organic yogurt is also a good option.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is converted into monolaurin (the compound found in breast milk that strengthens a baby's immunity) in the body.
Blueberries: This super fruit is very high in antioxidants and the phytochemical that gives blueberries its color is the one that boosts our immune system.
Mushrooms: In addition to being a rich source of vitamin C, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and calcium, mushrooms also contain beta-glucans, which activate the immune system.
PLUS: Add oregano and turmeric to your cooking. Eat more fresh, raw vegetables. Drink tulsi and matcha green tea.