Foods that will boost your immune system

Alimentos que reforzarán tu sistema inmunológico
The cold has arrived and what better way to protect ourselves from it than by strengthening our immune system with our food. It has always been said that some foods are richer than others in terms of the vitamins or properties they have. That is why today we have made a selection of 7 foods that you can include in your diet and that can strengthen your defences and prevent colds and other illnesses.

1. Yoghurt

Yoghurts or probiotics improve the balance of the intestinal microbiota, stimulate the immune response, reduce intestinal inflammation and strengthen the internal bacteria of the intestine to reinforce resistance to infections. They also provide protein, calcium and zinc. How can you introduce them into your diet? You can incorporate them into your breakfast and combine them with fruit or oatmeal. You can also add them as a dessert after a hearty meal.

2. Garlic

Thanks to its mycobacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, it can lower blood pressure and help slow down hardening of the arteries. Like yoghurt, it can also prevent colds and fight fever thanks to its concentration of sulphides.


3. Blueberries

Thanks to the high levels of antioxidants and protectants contained in blueberries, people who eat them in large quantities are less likely to suffer from respiratory infections and colds. You can combine them with natural yoghurt, which will boost the immune system's defences, or make a tasty smoothie with them to drink throughout the day.


4. Broccoli

Although most of us don't feel like eating it at first sight, it is a food that stands out for its concentration of vitamins such as A, E and C, which contain antioxidants and are rich in fibre. We recommend not cooking it too much and accompanying it with other ingredients such as oily fish, rich in Omega-3, which can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Almonds

These nuts contain much more fibre than other nuts. Almonds are rich in protein and vitamins B and E, healthy fats, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin E, in this case, is beneficial for the immune system as it helps the detoxification and growth of our body. In Labeau Organic we have some products made with this nut, such as the almond oil make-up remover that cleanses and reduces inflammation of the facial complexion.

6. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines, contain large amounts of vitamin C. They are essential for fighting infections and for the skin. They are essential for fighting infections and preventing colds. When to take them? For example, you can eat this type of fruit by making a good orange juice with lemon every morning to activate your defences and face the new day.


7. Ginger

This ingredient is very rich in vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant also helping to protect the cells that make up our immune system; it is also rich in vitamin A which helps to protect the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract; and vitamin E. It also contains a lot of fibre which helps with intestinal regulation. These ingredients can also be applied to facial care. Labeau Organic recommends our Micellar Water with aloe extract and ginger to help soothe your skin from daily stress and even out your skin tone.

Of course, there are many other ingredients that can help strengthen and protect your immune system. From Labeau Organic we recommend you to combine them and introduce them in your diet and skincare routine to prevent diseases and take care of your health in an easy way.


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