There are so many supplements and vitamins that you are constantly told you need. However, nothing is better than getting your nutrients directly from the source. For your immune system, Vitamin C will always lend a helping hand. Yes, you know oranges contain Vitamin C but there are actually a lot of vegetables that have a larger amount than an orange in a single serving. Bell peppers, broccoli, guavas, kiwi, papaya and apples are all great sources of Vitamin C as well.
Eat foods high in antioxidants. Lots of berries such as blueberries, strawberries, goji berries, cranberries and raspberries are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants can be consumed in foods that we eat and they naturally occur in your body. They protect your body and cells against free radicals, which can cause heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
Prebiotics and probiotics work together to strengthen your body and help digestion. “Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Probiotics are different in that they contain live organisms, usually specific strains of bacteria that directly add to the population of healthy microbes in your gut.” Probiotics can help to boost T-cells to give your immune system a stronger defense. Sweet potatoes and bananas are two examples of prebiotic foods to consume before taking probiotics.
Add, lots of ginger and activated turmeric to your diet. By activating turmeric with black pepper it allows for your body to absorb and retain higher amounts of turmeric and its beneficial properties. Adding ginger to a smoothie or having a cup of ginger tea is a great ritual to have at night before bed, a shroomshot after breakfast or post-workout will also give you a great dose of ginger, activated turmeric, probiotics and turkey tail, all to stimulate and strengthen immune response.