ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Foods to boost your immunity

Updated on March 27, 2013

Eating healthy food is always recommended instead of junk food and people create their own version of healthy food. But do you think, not eating junk food is sufficient enough to meet the body needs? Actually, your body requires different nutrients for different needs. For healthy bones, you need calcium; for glowing skin, you must take antioxidants and drink plenty of water. Similarly, to help you fight infections, your body must have a great immunity system. There are foods that can help to develop better immunity power and helps in fighting infections.

Foods to boost your immunity

Below are some of the foods to boost your immunity:

Antioxidants - Maintaining a good supply of antioxidants is one of the most important things to maintain good immunity. The important antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc. These can be found in guavas, oranges, mangoes, broccoli, peanuts and olive oil. Beta carotenes can be found in yellow-orange vegetables and fruits and dark green leafy vegetables. Zinc can be found in oysters, chicken, yoghurt, cheese, milk, almonds and cashew nuts.

Proteins - Proteins are known as the building blocks of all cells and thus helps to build better immune system. Eat fish, seafood, egg whites, lentils, and beans to get the proper supply of proteins and remember to cut saturated fats.

Green Tea - Green Tea is also rich in antioxidants; so go for a cup of green tea to have better immunity.

Yoghurt - Yoghurt helps to stimulate the immune cells, so include a bowl of yoghurt along with regular food.

Garlic - Garlic is always known as a remedy for many diseases and works effectively as an immune booster.

Spices - Yes, you read it right - 'Spices'; there are many spices that can work wonders to boost your immunity. Ginger, turmeric, chilies and cinnamon not only adds extra taste to your food but also fights infections.

The above foods are required not only to boost your immunity but also make a healthy diet. As you know green vegetables, yellow-orange vegetables and fruits are always recommended by doctors and health practitioners for keeping your body fit; they are also a rich source of antioxidants and several important vitamins.

Healthy Food Chart

Food Chart
Food Chart | Source


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Useful information!Thanks for sharing!

    • anujagarwal profile imageAUTHOR

      Anuj Agarwal 

      7 years ago from Noida

      Yes, many people do not know this but it is rich in antioxidants which is helpful to boost immunity. Well, thanks for dropping by.

    • alipuckett profile image


      7 years ago

      I didn't know that green tea could help boost immunity. I'm definitely picking some up at the store this week. Thanks!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)