Healthy Eating: Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

Written by Lisa Jillanza

Everyone has heard about how “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and how your mom always suggests chicken noodle soup when you are sick, but how much does the food you eat really affect your immune system? According to experts, a lot!

 

Experts say that “Our immune system works most efficiently when lifestyle factors are in balance, and first and foremost is having the foundation of a healthy diet.” 

A diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help your body better prepare to fight off anything that may come its way. To build that proper foundation, here are a few great superfoods that you should be eating or adding to your diet.

  1. Yogurt
  2. Garlic
  3. Blueberries
  4. Kiwi
  5. Mushrooms
  6. Salmon
  7. Beans and Lentils
  8. Tea 

Experts also say that “Our immune response declines as we age, so it is important to consider every meal as an opportunity to nourish your body and support a healthy immune system.” Start small by adding a superfood each day into your diet and soon enough you start noticing some big changes to your health.