Culinary Tips - 5 Foods for Your Immune System

Culinary Tips - 5 Foods for Your Immune System

Whether the climate changes to winter or summer, coming down with sniffles during weather change is inevitable. This slightly cold windy yet warm season where it seems like the weather is still deciding on staying cold or hot also brings in the seasonal flues and discomforts that usually ends up in fever or worse. If these allergies are making you feel miserable, there are some foods that can ease your pain and make the effects of weather transitions to go a little easy on you.

You should know that these foods can do wonders to your immune system, as they say, “make food your medicine and let that heal your body & soul”. To know how to give your fall diet a nutritious and allergy-fighting uplift, read on.

1. Fatty Fish

Food for Immune System - Fatty Fish 

Fatty fishes are a good source of Omega – 3 fatty acids, and the Omega-3 has an anti-allergic property decreasing the allergic reaction to an extent. Taking your omega-3 doses in the form of food is best suggested rather than as supplements to make it most effective. Salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, and bluefish are some of the popularly used fishes that are rich in omega-3s.

2. Nuts and Seeds

Food for Immune System - Nuts and Seeds

When it comes to nuts and seeds, walnuts and flaxseeds provide a good dose of  Omega-3, which is an excellent source for the vegetarians. One handful of walnuts is equal to 3-3.5 ounces of salmon.  Foods that are rich in magnesium are also helpful in controlling allergies.

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Food for Immune System - Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables that have Quercetin, a flavonoid, is believed to help reduce the inflammation associated with allergies. This flavonoid prevents the immune cells from releasing the allergic response. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, apples, and berries are some of the foods that contain quercetin and other anti-allergic properties as well.

Foods that are high in Vitamin C also boosts the immune system and it is best to get your C from foods than supplements. Taking a Vitamin capsule is not as effective as having fresh oranges on a regular basis.

4. Garlic

Food for Immune System - Garlic

Including garlic in your diet can help prevent the climate change allergies by blocking the cause of allergy reaction in the body. Make garlic a part of your dietary intake or have it as it is to get the best results.

5. Yogurt

Food for Immune System - Yogurt

There is a general misunderstanding about yogurt that it is not good to have it if you have a tendency to catch up cold frequently.  But the fact is, research has found that the probiotics contained in yogurt help ease the allergic reactions and is also good for children who are prone to allergies.




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