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what are some foods, herbs, or vitamins that boost immunity?

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 1:57 AM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • berries, pomegranate, acai
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:02 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • vitamin c and zinc too! My friend always swore by zinc lozenges, at the very first sign of a cold or scratchy throat she would suck on a couple of those suckers that night before bed and swore they worked wonders. But from my experience anything can and will work if you believe it will. The strongest tool at anyone's disposal is their mind, that's why organized religion is so prevalent. It only works if you believe it will!!!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:09 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Antioxidant rich foods and foods with probiotics like kefir.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:15 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • berries, pomegranate, acai

    Answer by truthteller0722

    thanks,,, and I know that's the truth!...
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 2:21 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Vitamins C and D are both important.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 3:09 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Alcohol, meat, dairy, highly processed foods like white sugar and white flour all weaken the immune system. Foods that build up the immune system include: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Adequate sleep; lots of water, and echineacea will all help build the immune system. I had been resisting supplementing with probiotics until I read this: With all the hype about the upcoming flu epidemic, and the pros and cons of vaccination, how can we protect our children and ourselves? According to the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study reported in the August 2009 issue of PEDIATRICS, probiotics may be useful to prevent cold and influenza-like symptoms in children. Read the rest of the article here: http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/707328

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:26 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Dear,

    Vitamin D boosts immunity and even prevents a cancer , you could findt it on : Salmon , Anchovies, Tuna, Cereals, Butter, milk and milk products, Mushrooms
    i hope you have an idea what to cook now :)

    cheers,
    caramelH

    Answer by caramelH at 6:59 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

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