Nutrition

Top 5 Immune System Boosting Foods

13th October 2017

By MACROS | Published on October 13, 2017


It’s that time of year when people start sneezing on the bus and tissues are stuffed up sleeves in case of a runny nose.

Eating comfort food like macaroni cheese may make you feel better in the short term on a cold, dark night, but really you need to be looking to consume as many immune system boosting foods as possible so you can be up and running (perhaps literally) in a short a time as possible.

Here are five such potent foods, from yoghurt and its healthy bacteria to salmon and its flu-fighting selenium. So, head to the store and stock up now to prevent those winter snuffles.

 

1. Yogurt

Not only are yogurts incredibly tasty they’re also filled with probiotics, the healthy bacteria which battles germs inside your gut. Ideal for aiding digestion and fighting off winter flu viruses or bad bacteria.

 

2.  Garlic

Your breath may smell some after ingestion, but garlic contains a compound called allicin that is proven to stop infection in its tracks.

 

3. Fish

Add a little salmon to your diet and your immune system will get a recharging boost because fish is packed with selenium, which can help fight off flu viruses.

 

– RELATED: Can Bone Broth Improve Your Immune System?

 

4. Chicken soup

Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but did you know it also stops inflammatory white cells from moving to bronchial tubes? Well, now you do.

 

5. Sweet potatoes

They may be best known for helping people lose weight, but sweet potatoes also provide our skin with vitamin A, which is the first line of defense against nasty germs and bacteria.