Simple Immune Boosting Herbs, Vitamins, & Tips

Vitamins

Not ready to venture out in public? You can still use some easy tips to boost your immune system. Here are some of my favorite recommendations:

Diet Recommendations for Immunity:

  • Increase water and herbal tea intake
  • Decrease caffeine intake
  • Decrease sugar intake
  • Decrease dairy intake
  • Decrease processed food intake (“junk food”, soda, etc)
  • Eat plenty of foods containing antioxidants and omega 3’s
  • Make sure your plate is naturally colorful! The more color, the more vitamins and minerals are present in your food
  • The following vitamins and minerals play a vital role in our immune response:
    • Vitamin A
    • B Vitamins (mainly Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, Folate, and B12)
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin E
    • Iron
    • Magensium
    • Zinc
    • Selenium

Kitchen Herbs for Immunity:

  • Sage – antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diaphoretic
  • Rosemary – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diaphoretic
  • Garlic – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, diaphoretic
  • Ginger – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, diaphoretic
  • Thyme – antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diaphoretic

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