Cold and Flu season is upon us and so conventional healthcare providers tell us it's time to get our annual flu shot... Or is it? What if there was an alternative way to prevent the flu and colds.
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Sugar - the immune system's worst enemy
Before I dive into the 5 immune boosting foods I'd like to talk a little about sugar and its effect on the immune system.
Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease. Researchers in the 1970's discovered that sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. Since white blood cells require Vitamin C to destroy bacteria and viruses you can imagine that the more sugar in your system the more difficult it becomes for white blood cells to do their work. Sugar and Vitamin C basically compete for space in those cells.
If you can do ONE thing to improve your immune health it should be to reduce sugar consumption.
Now on to our 5 immune boosting foods...
5 Immune Boosting Foods
Homemade Bone Broth
Broth from the bones of pasture raised animals without GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or herbicides.
Just in case the flu does strike here are two natural remedies that should have you feeling like yourself again in no time!
In Good Health!