BEEF UP Your Immune System with THESE Foods (YUM!)
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
In life, there are no sure things aside from death and taxes, as the expression goes.
And if you ask the mainstream, they’d add disease.
But this simply isn’t true.
You’ve discovered by now that aging doesn’t have to mean watching your health fall apart (though Big Pharma would love it if it did).
And you also know that strengthening your immune system against life-threatening illnesses like pneumonia, the flu, and now coronavirus, is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy well into your golden years.
Now you can SAFEGUARD your health with these 7 delicious powerhouse foods that can BEEF UP your immune system.
One of the most hardworking—and underrated—vitamins would have to be vitamin C.
It boosts your immune system by kicking out free radicals and disease-spreading microbes, while also clearing out dead cells. It essentially helps your body “take out the trash”.
But vitamin C isn’t just an immune system booster.
You also need it for bone, tendon, and skin health, as well as your eyes, blood vessels, and wound healing.
What’s more? Vitamin C boosts your immune system against regular old colds and flu, and it also slows down, or even prevents chronic diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease.
It’s even been used to prevent gout and iron deficiency AND protect your memory as you age.
People often think of oranges when they think of vitamin C, but certain fruits and vegetables have TWICE or more the amount of vitamin C as an orange.
So whether you’re suffering from acid reflux and avoiding acidic foods like oranges, or whether you just don’t care for them, don’t worry—there are plenty more sources to get a healthy dose of C.
- Papaya (one cup has about 88.3 milligrams of vitamin C).
- Strawberries (one cup has around 87.4 milligrams).
- Pineapple (80 milligrams of vitamin C for one serving)
- Cauliflower (a small head of cauliflower gives you 127.7 milligrams of vitamin C).
- Broccoli (132 milligrams per serving)
- Red Bell Pepper (127 milligrams per 100 grams)
- Brussels sprouts (75 milligrams per serving)
The recommended daily amount for vitamin C is roughly 65 to 90 mg, but some folks take closer to 1,000 mg. As long as you don’t exceed 2,000 mg, it’s perfectly safe.
P.S. Vitamin C isn’t the only immune system booster you need to be focusing on—this miracle nutrient can actually deactivate viruses! Read all about it right here.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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