Who doesn’t love garlic!? It’s so flavorful! And, when you crush garlic, it produces a compound called allicin, which has strong anti-bacterial properties and boosts your immune response. Eat it shortly after you crush it for maximum beneﬁts.
Matcha contains exceptionally high levels of antioxidants to help your body ﬁght off disease-causing free radical compounds, boost the function of your immune cells, and decrease inﬂammation. So if you do get sick, matcha can help alleviate symptoms. Matcha also contains antimicrobial properties that can ﬁght off any invading pathogens (viruses and bacteria).
The billions of good bacteria in your body are a defense system. However, when we get sick the population of good bacteria decreases. So pathogenic bacteria now have space to invade, causing infection and inﬂammation. Eating probiotics restores this defense system. Examples: Yogurt, kimchi, keﬁr, sauerkraut, kombucha, and tempeh.
Cinnamon is a powerful spice rich in immune-boosting antioxidants. It also has anti-inﬂammatory properties!
Ginger is useful in relieving nausea and digestive issues, it contains potent anti-microbial properties, and a powerful compound known as gingerol, which has anti-inﬂammatory and antioxidant properties.
Acai berries, fresh, powder or frozen, contain an extremely high number of antioxidants and are one of the most effective free-radical ﬁghting foods on the planet. They’re also high in ﬁber.