Boosting your immune system

Making time for everything, carreer, workout, familie and relaxation take its toll on the body. It is important to keep your immune system in peak condition. This is a top 4 of immune-helping natural food.

Yougurt, fish, garlic, honey and Oyster – Check out the complete list by reading more

Yogurt – You got it

Packed with probiotics. Probiotics is a bacteria mainly derived from lactobacillus or bifidobacterium. As Wikipedia so nicely says it: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”

Stay away from sugar versions and even better look for the Greek yogurt or similar.

Fishy, Fatty fish

Salmon, mackerel, tuna, throut, herring, sardines are all high on the good omega-3 fatty acids. This aids the phagocytes (Bacteria killers) and makes the cell membranes more permeable to essential nutrients. It is recommended that you eat fish two times a week.

Garlic – not just for scarring of vampires.

Garlic has been a used for various health boosting ideas. The latest research implies that a common cold can be prevented by garlic. In addition to its antibacterial, fungal and viral functions it’s known to lover the stress hormone cortisol and boosting fat burning, So fire up the garlic stew.

Honey – The buzz!

It is sweet and tasty, so don’t go crasy with the honey, but it is full of antioxidants and antimicrobial. My mother always claimed it worked wonders for a sore throat (my dad claimed it was the rum in the tea) According to studies it should help reduce symptoms and duration of upper respiratory infections.

Oysters – just swallow it.

Not only is oyster extremely high on zinc, which your body needs for essential immune functions. The zinc also has a little plus site effect, it boosts your testorone levels and your metabolic rate. As an extra plus for the men: Zinc is essential for your little soldiers well being.

As with everything in life, too much is of a good thing, is bad… Always focus on a varied diet.

This article post was inspired by an article In Ref: Muscle and Fitness April 2010 issue. Page 135-139

Om Jens Lund

Manden bag bloggen er 29 og har arbejdet professionelt med sport,motion og kost. Idag er han strandet på et kontor, men giver den gas på job og i fritiden. Med en baggrund som bioanalytiker og HD'er er det nørdede aspekt sikret.