Read this article to find out in a nutshell, what foods we should be eating to aid the immune system.
I recently saw a show called Dr Oz where he explained what he called the specific super foods in each food group that should be eaten daily.
He has simplified everything and has done all the research and is not selling anything so I figure these ideas are a good bet to help the immune system.
Dr Oz gave the food groups cute names describing what they did in the body: the fighting 5, tumor torpedoes, cell commando foods, and fire fighters.
The fighting 5 - fruits and vegetables - highly recommended are broccoli, tomato and carrot all lightly cooked, also acai, blueberries, oranges and strawberries. Basically eat 5 fruits and or vegetables a day.
|Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that fights free radical damage.|
Tumor Torpedoes - whole grains - 3 servings a day help detox the digestive system. This includes flaxseeds, oats, quinoa, whole grain bread and whole grain pasta.
|Quinoa is gluten free and low in carbs.|
Cell Commando Foods - Proteins - lean proteins such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, tofu, beans and soy milk.
|Tofu contains all 9 essential amino acids.|
|Chives are a herb of the onion genus|
The Dr Oz Show