Best Food to Eat Boost Your Immune System

Adding the right foods to your diet could make a major difference when it comes to bolstering your immune health and preventing illness. In fact, experts say one popular food you may

already have in your fridge could be the key to a stronger immune system: kale."Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C with 71% of daily recommended intake per cup cooked.

Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, which help the body fight infections," explains Kath Younger, RD, founder of Kath Eats.

According to a review published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, among three trials of study subjects under significant physical exertion, vitamin C supplementation

reduced the risk of developing the common cold by 50%, and in another group of three clinical trials, vitamin C supplementation reduced the risk of pneumonia by 80%.

"Kale is so versatile you can easily add it to your meals in a variety of ways: sautéed into eggs, wilted in soups, blended in smoothies, baked as kale chips, and massaged into kale salad,"

says Younger. She notes that eating Greek yogurt with live and active cultures is also a great way to give your immune system a boost, so there's no time like the present to start incorporating

a bit of this tasty dairy product into yogurt dressings for those kale salads, your kale-enriched smoothies, or as a creamy topping for your kale soups.


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