The immune system vitally depends on good nutrition. The constant tearing down of the body functions by not providing good and safe nutrition bring about a number of dangerous diseases and keep the body on the verge of a catastrophe. Any minor virus can tilt the scales of a worn and mistreated body.
While most people think of blueberries, vegetables, chicken soup and broth, as good nutrition, it is time to get educated in a more advanced form of nutrition, specially if one is not supplementing the body correctly with the right nutritional vitamins and minerals necessary in today’s turbulent world filled with stress and poor quality foods.
The following foods might be foreign to you, but they can give your immune system a huge boost to keep disease, infection, and sickness from rendering you unable to perform at your peak capacity or even landing you incapacitated.
The “Second Brain”, your gut or the gastrointestinal tract is the innermost importance when it comes to your immune system. The gastrointestinal tract can be described as your internal skin, but it is composed of about 150 times more surface than the skin that covers your outer body. The gastrointestinal tract also contains approximately 60 percent of the immune cells of your entire immune system in your whole body.
If your gastrointestinal tract gets compromised, then you are open to a barrage of diseases that can be very hard to control.
- Raw milk
Unpasteurized, grass-fed organic raw milk contains a host of beneficial bacteria that prime your immune system, as well as beneficial fats that will help keep your immune system healthy. Though not approved yet by the FDA, this type of milk is an outstanding source of nutrients, especially vitamin A, zinc, and digestive enzymes.
- Fermented Foods
If you’re serious about boosting your immunity, then you must also add fermented nutrition, which is rich in bacteria that nourish your digestive tract.
Good bacteria have an extreme beneficial effect on the gut’s immune system, it is the first line of defense against pathogens, and these foods also aid in the production of antibodies. Some of these foods are:
- Cultured Milk And Yogurt.
- Organ meats
For those that enjoy eating red meat and want a good source of protein, organ meats might just be the right thing for you. In parts of South America organ meats such as liver, kidney, heart, stomach lining as well as brain and other organs from the animal are a common part of their daily diet.
These meats are very high in vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, zinc, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), all of which provide your immune system with tons of concentrated support. The only issue with organ meats or any other kind of meat one needs to be sure that they’re free of additives, preservatives and hormones, which are extremely dangerous to our health. When it comes to eating organ meats, if you’re brave enough, make sure that they’re organic.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which converts in your body to monolaurin. Lauric acid is a powerful substance that’s sometimes extracted from the coconut for use in developing monolaurin. Monolaurin is an antimicrobial agent that is also found in breast milk, that’s able to fight pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and yeasts. Because it’s irritating and not found alone in nature, you can’t ingest lauric acid on its own.
Once again it’s important that when you select any kind of food to make sure it’s organic. When selecting coconuts and coconut oil products, make sure you choose organic versions that are unrefined, unbleached, made without heat processing or chemicals, and are non-GMO.
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