10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System?

It is a common knowledge that junk food diet can lead to serious health problems and obesity. There are various compelling evidences and facts which proves that one has to eat well and avoid all kind of sugary and fatty food, which can help in building up the immunity and improving the health. Somewhat it is quite common to know that as swine flu is around the corner, it is the best time to make a shift in the diet and can help in fighting the illness.

The following are some of the best food which can help in boosting the immune system-

Chicken Soup

Consuming a home-made, warm chicken soup is good when one is suffering from cold. Basically, the streaming broth of chicken can bring a great amount of relief i.e. a spoonful of it can help in relieving the body. The amino acid present in the chicken can help in treating bronchitis.

Chilled water wild trout, salmon and tuna

Fishes have got high rate of omega-3 fatty acid which studies have shown to help in reducing the chances of coronary diseases. In addition, fish has got huge amount of magnesium, protein, calcium and other types of vitamins.


Have you ever gotten to a day having low energy and headache? Sometimes it could be dehydration. It is important for your immune system to have a lot of water in order to fight viruses and toxin that we are always exposed to daily basis.


Most of the nutritionist feel and even recommend to have a single piece of clove each day as it is the best immune boosting herb. Not only that it has got allicin which helps in defending the body from various kinds of bacteria.


This is a food item which has got extensive amount of calcium and proteins. In addition, it helps in easy digestion and even improving the immune system. Even various studies have shown that it can even help in fighting the tumor cells present in the body. It is important to avoid all kinds of yogurt which is loaded with artificial flavors and sweeteners, sugar, etc.


Oats are the best food item which is filled with proteins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, etc thereby giving the reputation for one to lower the cholesterol and blood pressure. Basically, the fiber from the oats can help in stabilizing the blood sugar, which makes one have oatmeal for breakfast.


Tea has got two or less per cup and it is the best means of warming up your body thereby providing you with enough antioxidants to boost the immune system of your body. There are various brands of tea which are caffeine-free, low in calories, etc.

Sweet Potatoes

These are the best substitutes for beige baked spuds. You could bake the sweet potato sliced or skin on or simply bake it as fries. The essential nutrients present in it are fiber, carotenoids, vitamin A or potassium, etc.


Various studies have shown that mushrooms can not only assist in stimulating the production of the white blood cells, making it more aggressive for fending off invaders or foreign diseases.


It is a common knowledge that oranges have the basic power to remove cold. They have got a huge amount of glutathione which can help in building up the immune system so that you can ward off the virus and other foreign diseases.

Frankly, the above ten food items are the best means to boost up your immune system.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.