If you’ve been feeling weak lately and have noticed that you’re getting sick a lot with minor colds and flus, you may have a compromised immune system. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to fortify your immune system through lifestyle choices like diet. Here are some foods that are great for your immune system:
1. Yogurt And Other Probiotics
“Probiotic organisms are claimed to offer several functional properties including stimulation of the immune system,” one review states(1).
“Probiotics can enhance nonspecific cellular immune response characterized by activation of macrophages, natural killer (NK) cells, antigen-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocites, and the release of various cytokines in strain-specific and dose-dependent manner.”
High-quality organic varieties of yogurt are the best (just make sure to skip brands loaded with sugar). Yogurt also contains vitamin D, which is also good for your immune system(2).
Other probiotic-containing fermented foods include kimchi, miso, and sauerkraut.