This video presents advice from experts on natural ways to boost your immune system. It's important to look at what you are eating. Sugar inhibits the function of the white blood cells, which are part of the immune system. It has been shown that within 20 minutes of eating a high dose of sugar, the mobility and function of the white blood cells are decreased. Choose a diet rich in lean proteins and colorful vegetables such as lettuce and broccoli, which contain minerals that your system needs to fight off infection. Also include fruits such as blueberries and raspberries that are rich in vitamin C.
The elderberry extract has been shown to decrease the incidence of flu. High doses of vitamin C with bioflavonoids can keep the immune system strong. Echinacea is effective if used at the onset of flu or a cold. However, it should be purchased from a reliable source as it loses its effectiveness if it has been sitting on a shelf for a while. A health store is the best place to buy supplements, because they are familiar with the products and know what is on their shelves.