Guest Post: Power Foods that Boost Immunity

Delighted to share a guest posts from my friends at Nutriformance. They offer special perks for the patients in my practice! Call our office to learn more, but in the meantime, enjoy the article!

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Yogurt: probiotics are live, healthy cultures found in yogurt that keeps the intestinal tract free of germs that cause diseases.

Fish: selenium increases the production of proteins called cytokines. These help the body fight off viruses that can cause the flu.

Chicken Soup: contains an amino acid called cysteine and blocks the movement of inflammatory cells.

Tea: black tea & green tea help produce extra-strength T-cells which help resist cold and flu viruses.

Vitamins A and C: help lymphocytes reproduce properly when the body is exposed to a virus and they surround and kill invasive bacteria. Vitamin A is important for strong and healthy skin. Vitamin C boosts the cells that seek and destroy disease agents in the body. Examples: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash.

Vitamin E: produces a protein that kills bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Examples: almonds, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli, and kiwi.

Zinc: helps development of white blood cells. Examples include lean beef, oysters, fortified cereals, pork, poultry, yogurt and milk.