Immune boosting foods to try this winter

Dec 19, 2014

Fend off the cold and flu this winter with the following super foods that will help keep you healthy and happy all year long. Timbercreek Communities’ Brampton Apartments are located within walking distance of all major amenities, including shopping, schools, recreational facilities, bus routes and restaurants.

Citrus

It’s no secret that people turn to vitamin C after they’ve caught a cold, but did you know that it tops the chart of foods that help keep your immune system up and running? Vitamin C helps increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fending off infections. Almost all citrus fruits are hTC Immune Foodsigh in vitamin C, along with strawberries, raw tomatoes, red peppers and broccoli. 

Garlic

Garlic is one of the most potent of all the super foods. It helps to boost your immune system and is laden with antibiotic, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Even the ancient Greeks and Egyptians have been documented using garlic to treat infections and gangrene through history. Garlic can be incorporated into many delicious meals including sauces, soups, salads and even eaten alone once roasted. If you want to avoid dragon breath you can always take one to two garlic capsules daily.

Yogurt

Yogurt is full of healthy probiotics that keep your immune system healthy. When selecting a yogurt look for options that contain ‘live and active cultures’ printed on the label. These cultures keep your immune system healthy and help fight diseases. Other benefits of yogurt’s cultures include improved digestion, skeletal benefits and an overall healthier tummy. Food Basics Grocery Store is less than a 20-minute walk from 25 Rambler Drive.

Tea

Both green and black teas are packed with flavonoids, which are a type of antioxidant. They also both contain large amounts of L-theanine, an amino acid that is an immune boosting powerhouse. Enjoy at least two cups of green or black tea daily for your optimal dose of flu-fighting power.

Spices and Herbs

There are a variety of awesome immune boosting herbs and spices that can help keep you healthy and happy this winter. Immune enhancing spices include cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. Herbs that help keep your health in check include thyme, rosemary, oregano and echinacea.

Keep your health in check this winter with immune boosting foods, herb and spices this season. Not only do these ingredients taste great, but they also help keep you and your family happy and healthy.

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