Immune System Diet

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Immune  System Diet

On the basis of all the evidence presented in my book here’s how to eat your way to immune health. This is a pro-active diet, giving you foods rich in immune boosting nutrients, from amino acids to vitamins;  we suggest ways of avoiding immune-suppressing substances.

If you have an infection these are great foods to keep you fighting fit. Depending on your state of infection though, you may need to give your body a rest from digesting foods. Your body is good at telling you this by removing the sensation of hunger - so listen to it.  There’s a lot of truth to the old saying ‘Starve a fever. Feed a cold.’ Don’t eat while you’ve got a fever and stick to easily digested foods such as the immune-boosting soups shown below if you’re really fighting a strong infection. However, if you’ve got a prolonged infection or cold, you want to keep your immune strength up.

Key immune-boosting diet tips

  • Fruits and vegetables - five servings a day

  • Seeds - a heaped tablespoon a day

  • Cold pressed seed oils - for salads and spreads

  • Garlic - a clove or two a day

  • Complete protein - quinoa, tofu, fish, free range chicken, combined pulses and grains every day

  • Wholegrain - oats, rye, barley, buckwheat, millet, rice, maize

  • Shiitake mushrooms -  three times a week (unless you have Candidacies)

  • As far as possible, eat whole, organic, raw  and naturally colorful food.

  • Drink six glasses of water, diluted juices, herb and fruit teas each day.

Further details can be found in the book  Boost Your Immune System.


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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-23