Antioxidants for Boosting Immunity
Boosting your immune system isn’t just about beating pesky colds and flus. But, many believe boosting your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent diseases too.
TOP 3 ANTIOXIDANTS :
- Vitamin C: There has been more research on vitamin C and it’s role in boosting the immune system than any other nutrient.
It increases the production of white blood cells and antibodies. It also increases interferon, which basically coats your cell surfaces, preventing the entry of viruses.
- Vitamin E: It boosts your immune system by increasing the production of natural killer cells- important for destroying germs. Supplementing with vitamin E has been shown in many studies to reverse some of the decline in immune response that is seen in aging.
- Bioflavonoids: Your cells have receptor sites, which are like parking spaces that allow germs and other toxins into the cell. Bioflavonoids take up these “parking spaces” so the germs won’t have access to your cell.
(There are lots of these, especially in fruits & veggies)
ANTIOXIDANT RICH FOODS : Goji Berries, Wild Blueberries, Pecans, Elderberries, Artichokes, Cranberries, Blackberries and Cilantro