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3 Foods that Boost Your Immune System October 1, 2019

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3 Foods that Boost Your Immune System, North Hempstead, New York

A healthy immune system is crucial, especially if you have an autoimmune disease. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to give it a boost. While it’s not a replacement for traditional medical care or immunotherapy, making a few dietary changes may provide a significant improvement. Try adding the following foods and ingredients to your daily meals.

3 Immune System-Boosting Foods

1. Blueberries

immune systemBlueberries are one of the most well-known immune system-friendly foods. They’re loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, and other compounds that have shown to improve immune system health. Flavinoids specifically can have a noticeable impact on the respiratory system. Try eating a handful of blueberries each day, or mixing them with Greek yogurt, nuts, and other healthy options for added benefits.

2. Garlic

Garlic is often recommended as a home remedy for many ailments because of its germ-fighting compounds. The compound alliin is converted to allicin when garlic is crushed or chewed. It’s rich in sulfur, and the compounds it produces can improve white blood cells’ response to the cold, flu, and other ailments.

3. Fatty Fish


Fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have seemingly endless health benefits. They improve immune system health by improving its response to inflammation, for example. They may also improve white blood cell activity to better fend off illnesses in general. Try to eat tuna, mackerel, cod, and other fatty fish once a week. You can also try taking a fish oil supplement if your physician approves of it first.

 

 

Integrative Medicine of New York, PLLC, in Westbury, NY, is proud to provide comprehensive immunotherapy and treatment services to residents across Long Island, as well as New York City’s boroughs. This state-of-the-art practice can assist with AIDS and cancer treatment, immune system disorders, COPD, and dietary changes to boost the immune system. Visit their website to learn more about their services and call (516) 759-4200 to schedule a consultation with their staff.

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