Fruits & Vegetables That Boost the Immune System
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Broccoli and Mustard Greens
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Beef, Lamb, Legumes and Mushrooms
Beef and lamb are good sources for vitamin B12. Beef, mushrooms and legumes are high in zinc. Zinc aids the body in ensuring that white blood cells effectively fight infection. Vitamin B12 helps white blood cells to remain healthy and divide into more cells.
Yogurt is made up of pro-biotics, which are good bacteria that help keep germs out of the gut and intestine.
Cranberries and Strawberries
Cranberries contain riboflavin, niacin and pyridoxine. Strawberries are good sources of vitamin C. Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, aids the body in producing more red blood cells and antibodies. Niacin, or vitamin B3, helps keep the digestive system, skin and nerves healthy. Pyridoxine, or vitamin B6, helps the body fight against cancerous cells.
When it is cooked, chicken soup contains an amino acid, cysteine, that has a similar chemical composition to the drug acetylcysteine. Chicken soup also is able to keep inflammatory white blood cells from blocking bronchial tubes, which can lead to colds.