With the flu season going into full swing, we need to work on beefing up our immune system. There are many foods that we can add to our daily meals that will give us the vitamins and minerals necessary to keep our immune system functioning properly. Foods like carrots, kale, eggs, and salmon are commonly known to have essential nutrients. You can also add lesser known foods such as cloves, kefir, and wheat germ to your diet to help boost your system as well.
- Kefir, touted as a probiotic superfood has been shown to reduce symptoms of a common cold and speed up recovery.
- Probiotics are vital to proper digestion, and without proper digestion, Natasha Audette, a registered holistic nutritionist, said our bodies are unable to break down the nutrients we take in to help strengthen our immune system.
- Organic, free-range eggs are an excellent source of proteins and amino acids. Eggs are also high in selenium, an essential mineral required for optimal immune system and thyroid health
“Kefir, touted as a probiotic superfood has been shown to reduce symptoms of a common cold and speed up recovery.”