10 Immune-Boosting Foods That Are Missing

Fresh Ginger

Just remember, fresh is best—powdered and ground ginger may not be able to claim the same immune-supportive benefits,

Apples and Onions

Apples and onions don't have to be eaten together (although they could be delicious in a savory tart), but both of these foods contain high levels of the potent

Aloe Vera

 it also has immune-supporting benefits thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Most often, food-grade aloe vera is ingested in small quantities 

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is easy to find and you only need a forkful every day or so. Be sure to look for raw varieties, such as the ones made by this brand.

Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms, such as chaga, reishi, turkey tail, shiitake, maitake, lion's mane, and cordyceps, contain powerful polysaccharides (plant chemicals) called beta-glucans

Oats

Along with mushrooms, oats contain beta-glucans—those powerful, health-building plant chemicals.

Raspberries

These ruby fruit jewels also contain adequate levels of quercetin, the aforementioned flavonoid that helps support your immune health.

Cocoa

It has anti-inflammatory power and an influence on adaptive and intestinal immunity. Look for cocoa powder without added sugar and whip up a healthy recipe

Leeks

This property, and chopping or crushing these pungent veggies helps release the allicin.) Leeks are also a good source of gut-healthy prebiotics.

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