Will an apple a day really keep the doctor away? It turns out that eating certain types of foods will keep your immune system strong and healthy. Recent medical studies have revealed that obesity is linked to a dysfunction of the immune system. Not only that, nutritionists worldwide, agree that certain foods, when consumed regularly, strengthen the immune system and protect our bodies against infections and disease.
How Much Difference The Right Foods Make With Your Health
Doctors everywhere including the famous Dr. Oz are touting the power of “superfoods”. These power packed wonders keep your immunity levels high and ward off disease of all kinds. Suffering that comes from from health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer could be significantly reduced or eliminated by what people eat and how they move.
Here is a list of 7 immune system boosting foods:
A study from the University of Vienna revealed that a daily dose of 200g yogurt would effectively protect the immune system. The bacterial cultures in yogurt increase the formation of white blood cells, responsible for defending the body against infections. As a result, people who eat yogurt regularly have a stronger immune system.
This simple round berry has become the beauty child of late in the you know that blueberries could help fight aging, combat disease, lower blood pressure, protect the heart and brain and even boost your memory?
Omega 3 Fish
The highest concentration of omega-3s is found in fatty, cold-water fish. Omega 3’s are good for the heart, joints, and memory. Studies have also found them to ward off depression. I recommend wild (not farmed) salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel. Ideally try to get two-to-three servings in per week. You can find other forms of omega 3s are available in fortified eggs, flax seed, and walnuts. These superfoods have the added benefit of being high in monounsaturated fats, which can lower cholesterol.
Garlic is the universal medicine that protects the body against cancer, heart disease, lower cholesterol and eliminates bacteria and viruses from the body. Recent Japanese studies revealed that garlic can stimulate the brain and immune system recovery. Also, the body produces more antibodies and lymphocytes (white blood cells) that fight infections and cancer, just by eating 2-3 cloves of garlic per day. . Not only that, garlic makes so many dishes more interesting and delicious! If you’re worried about your breath after, just chew on some fresh, cleaned parsley, freshen your breath and get even more anti-oxidant protection!
Researchers have found that spinach contains powerful nutrients because of its antioxidant and anti-cancer components. Studies show that by adding more spinach to your diet; you lower the risk of stroke and provide your body with the optimum amount of Omega 3 and folate. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to improve blood circulation and lower your risk of certain types of cancer. Be careful not to over-cook your spinach to keep the nutrients alive and vital. Do a light steaming in a steamer basket, or simply wilt down in just minutes with some olive oil, sea salt and lemon.
Walnuts increase resistance to infection and stimulate the brain activity, thanks to their high level of Omega 3 fatty acids and polyphenols. A 2009 U. S. study, nut consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of weight gain and obesity. But you need to keep the portion small (maximum 7 walnuts a day).
Mushrooms increase the number of white blood cells and provide nutrients that support the immune system in the fight against bacteria, viruses and cancerous cells. Mushrooms are also a great asset to keep our blood sugar balanced. They have no fat, cholesterol and low carbohydrates, but are very high in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Mushrooms also are very satisfying because of their delicious savory flavors. Use a little olive oil and sea salt to sautee or chop up in fresh salads for a big boost of energy.
Ending Sugar Addictions For Long-Term Health Effects
The difference with Skinny Life is the focus on MIND. Your mental default patterns are controlling your eating habits whether they are good or bad for your health. With Skinny Life you can get rid of binge eating or craving unhealthy foods. Our audio system allow you to reprogram your patterns and habits so that you naturally eat the right foods and even find yourself replacing your cravings for junk foods with cravings for healthy, wholesome foods that give you great energy and a strong immune system!
Eating natural foods that contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, provide the body with healthy nutrients and sustained energy throughout the day. Our bodies respond much better to healthy nutrient content. Our cells start to feel nourished rather than depleted so the more natural healthy foods we eat, the easier it is for us maintain optimum weight and proper caloric intake. Our bodies just aren’t “hungry for more” all the time because we’re nutritionally satiated at a cellular level.
The best way to break your sugar addiction is to keep your blood sugar stable. Never skip breakfast, eat protein snacks (a small cup of low-fat Greek yoghurt, almonds, roasted soy nuts, honey protein bars, a hard-boiled eggs, tofu sticks, etc.).
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