This week's Yogurt Fusion Blog will continue its focus on foods that are helpful in boosting the Immune System, in a two part series entitled, "Foods for the Immune System."
Immunity refers to your body's ability to fight the bacteria, germs and viruses which lead to illnesses from the common cold to many diseases. A healthy diet plays a large role in how effective your immune system is by providing it with the nutrients it needs. Single foods aren't responsible for a healthy immune system, but rather a well-balanced diet to include many fruits, vegetables,lean protein and grains which will offer the most overall benefit.
This week's blog is focused on Foods to Boost the Immune System. Cold and Flu season is here and a breakdown in the bodily system can leave us susceptible to infection and illness. Once ill, it is generally recommended that one drinks fluids, rests and eats a variety of healthy foods, but we can work to remain healthy during this season.
Lifestyle does play a role. Smoke, air quality, sunlight and poor diet can contribute to a weakened immune system in the form of free radicals. These molecules can break down cells and leave them vulnerable to invading viruses and bacteria. Following are some foods which help boost the Immune system and work to keep our bodies strong at the cellular level: