Boost your Immunity Naturally with Superfoods and Adaptogens!
There are countless things you can do to supercharge your immune system to fight off sicknesses before you even notice they are there. Eating a diet rich in phytonutrients can have a significant impact on your immune function.
Phytonutrients are nutrients and compounds found in plants which plants use to fight off illnesses themselves. By eating these, you can harness their powerful compounds and stay healthy! Some of the most common foods high in antioxidants and phytonutrients are deep-colored vegetables and fruits, such as blueberries, purple cabbage, and pomegranates. Green tea is an excellent source of these nutrients as well.
Among superfoods and their phytonutrients, however, there is a select special class of plants called adaptogens, which have particularly strong illness preventing effects in the human body. The herb Andrographis paniculata is at the forefront of immune boosting herbs, touted as an adaptogen. It has been used for hundreds of years in countries where modern medicine and hospitals are not available, so its safety for use is time tested. Doctors and biochemists today are heavily studying the plant to understand its immune boosting powers. You can harness these powers yourself with standardized extracts of Andrographis paniculata. The herb is being investigated due to its powerful antivirus effects on the influenza virus.