13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Immune System Naturally in 2013
By LaKenya McClough, MPH
Happy New Year family! Given the recent spike in flu incidences in California and across the country, I thought it might be helpful to highlight a few more options on how to stay healthy this season. In this article, I’m sharing with you 13 different and simple ways you can naturally boost your immune system. These are not new ideas. In fact, they are easy everyday practices that when adopted on a regular basis can make a world of difference for your health and may even help prevent you from getting the flu!
Tip #7 of 13 — Garlic
I hope you’re enjoying this series of natural immune boosting tips! Garlic is number seven on the list and is one of nature’s best antibiotics. Given its powerful sulfur nutrients, anti-inflammatory boosting nutrients and various immune system stimulators. garlic actually has certain properties that help defend your body against both bacteria and viruses! It has also been proven to be very effective against yeasts like Candida. Additionally, garlic can be extremely effective at destroying tumor cells in the stomach, colon, breast and prostate among other regions. That’s saying a lot, especially since growing up you may have heard elders or grandparents preach to tell everyone to eat garlic. And without any explanation except that, “it’s good for you.” Who knew they were actually right?
A few more interesting facts about garlic you might like to know:
- Garlic is classified as a superfood, meaning a food with high nutrients, large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals that may confer health benefits.
- Garlic’s strong odor can repel most insects, mosquitos, ticks and other parasites in and around the body.
- The garlic capital of the world” is found in California. Large doses of garlic are known to kill internal parasites such as tape worm and strong bacteria and viruses.