To maintain good health, efficient immune system is the key factor. It acts like defending army. It helps to protect from all types of diseases from common cold to cancer, keeps allergies in check as well as slows down the ageing process. The persons with strong immunity fell less prone to diseases.
Poor diet will result in a weakened immune system. Others factors such as stress, smoking, excess alcohol and caffeine, food additives, pesticides, pollution, lack of sleep and exercise also weakens the immune system.
|Beet||Folate, iron, manganese, protein, fiber, potassium||Anti-inflammatory, Anticancer, Blood purifier, Good for heart|
|Broccoli||Vitamin B, C, E, folate, betacarotene, calcium, iron, zinc||Anti-oxidant , Anti-cancer, Anti-viral, Good for heart|
|Carrot||Vitamin K,betacarotene, calcium, folate, iron, zinc, chromium, fiber||Anti-oxidant, Detoxifying, Anti-inflammatory, Good for heart, Beneficial for eye health, and vision|
|Cauliflower||Vitamin B, C, calcium, zinc, potassium, folate, fiber||Anti-oxidant , Anti-cancer,Anti-allergenic, Good for heart|
|Onion||Vitamin B, sulfur compounds||Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxifying, Good for heart|
|Potato||Vitamin B, C, potassium, copper, folate, fiber||Anti-oxidant, Anti-cancer|
||Vitamin C, betacarotene, fiber||Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant|
|Spinach||Vitamin B, E, folate, calcium, zinc, magnesium, fiber||Anti-oxidant, Anti-cancer, Good for heart|
|Sweet Potato||Vitamin B, C, E, betacarotene, iron, potassium, fiber||Anti-oxidant, Anti-cancer, Good for heart|
|Tomato||Vitamin B, C, E, Betacarotene, Potassium||Anti-oxidant, Anti-cancer, Anti-viral|
|Apple||Vitamin C, iron, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, flavonoids, fiber, malic acid||Detoxifying, Anti-viral, Good for heart,Help intestinal infections and acidity|
|Banana||Vitamin B3, B5, B6, C, potassium, magnesium, iron, glucose, fiber||Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Detoxifying, Good for heart, Treat constipation, ulcers, enhance immune system|
|Cantaloupe melon||Vitamin B3, C, beta-carotene||Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Anti-bacterial, Anti-oxidant, Detoxifying, Good for heart|
|Grapes||Vitamin B3, B6, biotin, glucose, potassium, selenium, zinc|| Anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Detoxifying, Good for heart. Useful for anemia, liver malfunctions such as hepatitis and jaundice.
|Grapefruit||Potassium, folate, iron, amino acids, zinc, vitamin B and C||Protects arteries, aids digestion, and boosts the immune system.|
|Guava||Vitamin B3, C, beta-carotene, fiber||Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Good for rheumatoid arthritis|
|Lemon||Vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber||Anti-septic, Anti-fungal, Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Good for healthy skin and gums|
|Mango||Vitamin B3, C, E, beta-carotene, fiber||Anti-viral, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Good for heart|
|Orange||Vitamin B3, B5, C, carotenoids, folate, iron, potassium, calcium.|| Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial, Anti-oxidant, Anti-cancer, Detoxifying, Good for heart, Improves weak digestion & immunity
|Papaya||Vitamin C, carotenoids, folate, potassium, fiber||Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Good for cardiovascular disease, Improves digestion, Rids intestinal worms, Eases inflammation and constipation|
|Pineapple||Vitamin B, C, manganese, potassium, iron, folate, sucrose, fiber||Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory, good for heart. Good for sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout. Diuretic, detoxifies, purifies blood, prevent blood clots and increases circulation|
|Pomegranate||Calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, vitamin C||Aids digestion, Destroys intestional worms|
|Strawberry||Vitamin B3, B5, C, flavonoids, fiber||Vitamin B3, B5, C, flavonoids, fiber|
|Watermelon|| Phosphorus, potassium, sodium, calcium, iron, sucrose, vitamins B and E
|| Diuretic, helps weight loss, treats kidney and urinary tract problems
||Vitamin B, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorous, omega 6 fatty acid
||Anti-oxidant, Good for heart, Excellent skin food
||Vitamin B, biotin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, selenium, protein
||Anti-oxidant, Anti-viral, Good for heart, Lowers cholesterol level
||Vitamin B, E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, maganese, omega 6 fatty acid
||Anti-allergenic, Anti-viral,Detoxyfying, Good for heart
||Vitamin B, folate, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, omega 6 fatty acid
||Anti-oxidant, Good for heart, Lowers cholesterol level
||Vitamin A, B, C, beta-carotene, folate, magnesium, zinc, fiber
||Anti-allergenic, Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Good for heart
||Vitamin B, iron, folate, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, zinc, fiber, protein, carbohydrate
||Anti-allergenic, Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Detoxifying, Good for heart
|Soy bean||Vitamin B, E, iron, calcium, folate, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, contain all 8 essential amino acid
||Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, detoxifying, Good for heart, Anti-inflammatory, Help to cope with stress,Control menopausal symptoms like hot flushes
||Vitamin B, E, protein, iron, folate, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, fiber
||Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Anti-oxidant, Good for heart
It is required to manufacture all cells including antibodies and enzymes so protein is vital for strong immunity.
Vitamin A helps to maintain the thymus gland which is the part of lymph system and is powerfully antiviral.
Vitamin B-complex is important for the activity of phagocyte.
Vitamin C is needed for the function of entire immune system.
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps to stimulate antibody production.
Iron builds up overall resistance. Calcium helps the phagocyte cells to carry out their cleaning-up duty. Selenium is necessary for the production of antibodies. Zinc is necessary for the maturation of T-cells (which are produced in the thymus gland which destroy foreign bodies directly)
Fiber is vital for healthy digestive system – it keeps the colon clear and prevents the build-up of toxins and helps to prevent overgrowth of bad bacteria.
It stimulates the circulation, improving the oxygen supply to the organs. Simply staying generally active and walking briskly for half an hour every day will help.
The importance of having positive attitude to life and a good social network cannot be overestimated –studies have revealed that laughing, being optimistic and sharing a joke with friends can boost the immune system. Proper sleep is also important and exposure to natural daylight is key to stimulating both mood and immunity. Yoga and meditation can release stress and help you to relax.