Boosting Your Immunity

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Have you noticed all the sniffling and coughing going on all around you? It sometimes seems that the whole world is sick. How do you fight germs when they’re everywhere? You fight them by having a good immune system.

The foods you eat, along with herbs, herbal supplements can aid in improving your immune system to combat ‘catching’ cold and flu germs.

Your Diet

Your diet is important in keeping your immune system operating at it’s best. Do you eat a lot of processed food? Consider a diet rich in immune-fighting fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to change overnight. Try substituting a drive-thru breakfast for some fruit. Small steps add up.

orange
orange

Organic

Organic fruits and vegetables, especially raw foods, help with your immune system because the fresher they are, the more enzymes and nutrients they contain.
Organically grown produce is raised without pesticides, and organic farming methods, such as composting, actually increases the amount of nutrients in the fruits and vegetables.

Fresh fruits and vegetables also contain antioxidants to help keep your body healthy. The more colorful the fruit or vegetable the typically more antioxidants inside. Eat the rainbow.

Red fruits and vegetables, such as watermelon, red tomatoes, and red bell peppers all contain lycopene helps against free redicals. Orange fruits and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, mangoes, or apricots all contain beta carotenes which are powerful antioxidants. Green plants contain chlorophyll which helps to detoxify. Didn’t Mother always tell you to eat your greens? Blue and purple foods like many berries, and eggplant all contain a lot of flavonoids, antioxidants and phytochemicals all which help the body in healing naturally.

Supplemental Vitamin C can help as well. All preparedness minded folks should have a bottle of vitamins and supplements like Vitamin C in their medicine cabinet.

Vitamin D

Many folks are lacking in levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential in bone building and is acquired from sunlight, and cold water fish such as salmon and mackerel. Everyone needs Vitamin D.

Each of us probably has their own little flu-fighter in their cabinets. Some folks swear by echinacea (which comes from the purple coneflower). Others wouldn’t be without elderberry syrup and others swear by a daily dose of apple cider vinegar.

elderberry syrup
elderberry syrup

Most importantly, wash your hands frequently. You handle a lot in your day to day life, stair rails, elevator buttons, shopping cart handles, door handles… Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

I am not a physician, nor do I claim to be one. I cannot treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any illness. If you have health concerns please speak to a health professional. Do your own research on natural remedies to ensure that you think they are safe. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult a qualified specialist before taking any herb or supplement. . All recommendations on Survival Finds are based on our own experience and opinion, please always do your OWN due-diligence before making any purchase.Affiliate disclaimer is available on our terms page..