5 Super Vegetables for Improving Your Immune System

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Have you ever realized that your body can heal naturally? Your body has self-healing power; however, by putting synthetic foods and toxins inside, you continue to damage your body’s immune system. You can still improve your immune system if you eat natural foods.

Your body needs protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In order to supplement your body with these vital nutrients, you need to eat different types of food. If you include different kinds of foods, your body will get all the required nutrients. Your health and fitness will deteriorate if you are not taking vital nutrients in the right proportion. Sadly, for most people carbohydrates form the major portion of the platter. However, for healthy living, you need to eat carbohydrates in moderation and include a lot of protein and fiber. Since vegetables are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, vegetables are good for your body.

In this article, we have listed 5 different vegetables that provide you the superpower to improve your immune system for self-healing.

Cabbage: cabbage is one of the best vegetables you can find. It is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and multivitamins. It is even claimed that cabbage is very beneficial in various kinds of cancer. Research has proved that cabbage is useful in high blood pressure, obesity, constipation, urinary problems, and ulcer. If you are battling obesity, you need to eat a lot of cabbage as it is low in carbohydrates.

Collard: Collard is a kind of cabbage with coarse curly leaf. It contains minerals, multivitamins, antioxidants, and has anti-cancer properties. This vegetable is beneficial in obesity, anemia, heart disease, eye disease. It also makes the bones stronger.

Tomato: Tomato contains a compound called lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects against free radical damage to the cells, especially in the brain. During dementia and Alzheimer cell damages occur and tomatoes stop cell damages. You get most from the tomatoes when they are cooked and olive oil added. Thus always eat cooked tomatoes flavored with olive oil for better absorption and efficacy. Tomato contains vitamin C and olive oil contains vitamin E. The combination of vitamin C and E improves your immune system.

Broccoli: Include broccoli in your menu and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, you heard it right, you can prevent Alzheimer’s and improve the conditions of Alzheimer’s patients by eating broccoli regularly. Broccoli contains vitamin K. Vitamin K is associated with improving cognitive function and enhance brain power. Broccoli contains a compound called glucosinolates, which slows the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter associated with improving the functioning of the central nervous system so that memories remain sharp. In Alzheimer’s conditions, acetylcholine levels are low. However, by eating broccoli, you will be able to stop acetylcholine from breaking down.

Spinach: Leafy vegetables are good for your body because leafy vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers and antioxidants. Leafy vegetables are low in calories, therefore, good for controlling weight or losing weight. Spinach is one of the best leafy vegetables. Interesting thing about spinach is if you take this vegetable regularly you will be able to prevent or delay dementia because the nutrients in spinach have been found to slowing down the aging of the brain cells as well as preventing the damages in the brain cells. The nutrients in spinach stop cancer cell growth and prevent damages in the DNA. Spinach contains vitamin E and folates, both are important for smooth functioning of the brain.

Conclusion

Foods grouped as superfoods are not grouped for the sake of naming. Just like their name, they have superpowers and can do wonders for the body. The aforementioned vegetables have superpowers thus benefitting you in many ways. Generally speaking, vegetables are good for your body because they are low in carbohydrates, low in sugar contents, high in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. If you make these vegetables an important part of your daily diet, you will lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and a lot of other health complications.

Last but not least you might also consider including a lot of herbs and spices in your food. Herbs/spices like ginger, garlic, and turmeric not only are good for various disease, but also improves your immunity. Invest time and effort in herbal healing because herbal healing is natural healing with no side effects.

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