Power Foods and Special Plants: Your Immune Boosting Foods
Looking for foods that boost your immune system? Try these immune boosting foods and herbs.
These plants have very special health properties for our cells and are beneficial for correcting health problems our diet hasn’t corrected. Add them as a part of your regular diet or just when needed to boost immune system.
Flaxseed - ability to reduce tumor growth is comparable to tamoxifen without the side effects... San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2000, helps clear the bowels for elimination of toxins, good fat balances hormones and reduces inflammation associated with autoimmune symptoms, fresh ground is best, 1/2-2 tsp. daily in smoothies or on salads or oatmeal, etc.
Noni -a fruit that protects the body from free radicals, drains swollen lymph nodes, assists with colon detox and, in fact, detoxes the body of any foreign matter bringing it down to just healthy tissue, lowers cholesterol, helps alleviate pain whether internal or external which reduces stress, contains glyconutrients that enhance cellular communication, helps alleviate depression, has a normalizing effect on the immune system whether weak or overactive, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal---making it one of the very special immune boosting foods.
Acai berry - antioxidant molecules from the berry enter neutrophils and inhibits oxidation, reduces inflammation and increases rapid cell death in bad cells, boosts immune system, cleans and detoxifies
Graviola - fruit, stems and leaves of this immune boosting herb from a rain forest tree support your immune systems ability to cull undesirable cells, effectively targeted and killed malignant cells in 12 types of cancer without harming healthy cells, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-cancer effect, elevates moods and relieves stress, tranquilizing, intestinal health
Green Super food - immune boosting herbs and green food supplements such as green barley, alfalfa, chlorella, spirulina and other sea vegetables once again loaded with chlorophyll which promotes healing and have carotenes which build white blood cells to boost immune system, helps to achieve alkaline pH, enzymes when not heated in processing for proper cell functioning and destruction of bad cells, excellent for detoxing (even heavy metals and PCB's in plastic) and purifying the blood, carries oxygen to the cells
Spirulina - one of the best POWERFUL green immune boosting foods to boost immune system. Helps correct defective DNA which may turn into cancer cells, but also studies found it to prevent and cause the regression of certain cancers in humans and animals. Enhances body's ability to generate new blood cells and helps correct the bone marrow to normal functioning which is very helpful for some people with leukemia and anemia. Helps protect from electromagnetic radiation and counteract the toxic effects of exposure to radioactivity. Increases the production of antibodies, macrophages, lymphocytes and phagocytes along with enlargeing the spleen and thymus, all enhancing the immune system. Contains GLA which enhances mood, is anti-inflammatory and usually deficient in these health conditions: allergies, alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer, cystic fibrosis, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, mental illness plus many more.
Raspberries and other berries - contains ellagitannins which turns into ellagic acid in the body - a substance that causes cancer cells to die, have antioxidant effect higher than most all fruits and vegetables, excellent immune boosting foods
Garlic - enhances macrophages and lymphocytes that destroy cancer cells and bacteria, helps prevent tumor growth, helps protect cells from radiation damage, a natural antibiotic, probably the food best know to boost immune system
Raw Honey - has very special health benefits including antibacterial, antifungal, phytochemicals, enzymes (only when raw), minerals and more. God said in Prov.24:13 'Eat honey. It is good for you' plus many more references praising honey. Definitely the sweetest of the immune boosting foods. For MUCH more info on honey including raw honey and manuka honey which has even more special benefits, please visit Jan's site
Curcumin - is the spice turmeric and is a blood thinner, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, helps prevent cancer metastesis. See numerous cancer studies at PubMed.org.
Echinacea - stimulates white blood cell activity, increases red blood cells and killer T cells, kills bacteria and viruses, oxygenates the cells, has diuretic effect, should only be used for short terms and non chronic conditions, may not help if your immune system is too low
Cats claw - detoxifies, reduces inflammation, helps protect healthy cells from turning into bad cells, greatly assists white blood cells in engulfing and digesting harmful micro organisms such as lyme bacteria and foreign matter and debris, increases production of leukocytes and T4 lymphocytes (blocks the advance of viruses), known to decrease size of tumors and cysts, purchase TOA-free brands