5 Super Vegetables for Improving Your Immune System

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The human body has a great power to seal itself. That’s right, human beings can self-heal.  Sadly, pollutants and toxins in our air, water, and the food we have damaged our bodies. The toxins and hazardous substances we put inside the body have damaged the power of self-healing by weakening our immune system.  Having said that we can still improve our self-healing power by changing our lifestyle and eating habits.

The first and foremost thing you need to remember is that you need to provide the required amount of vitamins, minerals, carbs, protein, and fats to your body through the natural foods and always avoid synthetic foods.

Your health and fitness will deteriorate if you are not taking vital nutrients in the right proportion. Sadly, for most people carbohydrates form the major portion of the platter. However, for healthy living, you need to eat carbohydrates in moderation and include a lot of protein and fiber. A lot of food we eat is only carbs rich, for instance, cookies, ice creams, chocolates, sodas contain only carbs, these synthetic foods do not have nutrients. Instead of eating carbs, you can include vegetables. Vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and of course low in carbohydrates.

If you do not know how to get started with vegetables, you can take a cue from our list of 5 super vegetables that are good for your mind, body and of course self-healing and improving the immune system.

Cabbage: cabbage tops the list of super vegetables.  Cabbage has plenty of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is even claimed that cabbage is very beneficial in various kinds of cancer. Research has proved that cabbage is useful in high blood pressure, obesity, constipation, urinary problems, and ulcer. If you are battling obesity, you need to eat a lot of cabbage as it is low in carbohydrates.

Collard: Collard is a kind of cabbage with coarse curly leaf. It contains minerals, multivitamins, antioxidants, and has anti-cancer properties. This vegetable is beneficial in obesity, anemia, heart disease, eye disease. It also makes the bones stronger.

Tomato: Tomato contains a compound called lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects against free radical damage to the cells, especially in the brain. During dementia and Alzheimer cell damages occur and tomatoes stop cell damages. You get most from the tomatoes when they are cooked and olive oil added. Thus always eat cooked tomatoes flavored with olive oil for better absorption and efficacy. Tomato contains vitamin C and olive oil contains vitamin E. The combination of vitamin C and E improves your immune system.

Broccoli: Include broccoli in your menu and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, you heard it right, you can prevent Alzheimer’s and improve the conditions of Alzheimer’s patients by eating broccoli regularly. Broccoli contains vitamin K. Vitamin K is associated with improving cognitive function and enhance brain power. Broccoli contains a compound called glucosinolates, which slows the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter associated with improving the functioning of the central nervous system so that memories remain sharp. In Alzheimer’s conditions, acetylcholine levels are low. However, by eating broccoli, you will be able to stop acetylcholine from breaking down.

Spinach: Leafy vegetables are good for your body because leafy vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, and antioxidants. Leafy vegetables are low in calories, therefore, good for controlling weight or losing weight. Spinach is one of the best leafy vegetables. An interesting thing about spinach is if you take this vegetable regularly you will be able to prevent or delay dementia because the nutrients in spinach have been found to slowing down the aging of the brain cells as well as preventing the damages in the brain cells. The nutrients in spinach stop cancer cell growth and prevent damages in the DNA. Spinach contains vitamin E and folates, both are important for the smooth functioning of the brain.

Conclusion

Foods grouped as superfoods are not grouped for the sake of naming. Just like their name, they have superpowers and can do wonders for the body. The aforementioned vegetables have superpowers thus benefitting you in many ways. Generally speaking, vegetables are good for your body because they are low in carbohydrates, low in sugar contents, high in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. If you make these vegetables an important part of your daily diet, you will lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and a lot of other health complications.

Last but not least you might also consider including a lot of herbs and spices in your food. Herbs/spices like ginger, garlic, and turmeric not only are good for various disease but also improves your immunity. Invest time and effort in herbal healing because herbal healing is natural healing with no side effects.

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