Eating fresh foods rich in antioxidants A, C, E and Zinc selenium and those rich in the EFA's (essential fatty acids) will all boost your immune system and function best together ♥
ie ~ Vitamin A ~ liver, dark green and yellow vegies, carotts, pumpkin and yellow fruits;
Without enough Vitamin A in your system no amount of potions or lotion will ever give you that rosy glow. Vitamin A will also work to protect the mucosal linings of your ear nose and throat ♥
Vitamin C ~ citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, strawberries and blackberries, leafy and green vegies, red and green peppers and tomatoes and potatoes.
Vitamin C extends life by enabling protein cells to bind together and also aids in preventing many types of viruses and bacterial infections.
Vitamin E ~ wheat germ, vegetable oils (olive oil), nuts, leafy and green vegies, spinach broccoli, whole wheat, whole grain cereals and eggs.
vitamin E will keep you looking younger by retarding cellular aging due to oxidation (by plumping out those lines and extending the life of your cells) and also protect your lungs against air pollution by working with vitamin A.
Selenium ~ seafood, liver, wheat germ, bran, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, garlic and brown rice.
Selenium works in tandem with vitamin E thus they increase each others potency. selenium is another antioxidant that will slow the aging process for you.
Zinc ~ essential for protein synthesis and collagen formation.
Zinc also increases the power of vitamin C ten fold ♥
foods rich in zinc are ~ meat, liver, seafood (especially oysters), wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, eggs and ground mustard.
Cold water fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting are all rich in Essential Fatty Acids and will enhance the functioning of your immune system, help to lower blood pressure, keep sin, hair and nails healthy, help prevent depression by levelling out your mood and stress levels and alleviate the pain of theumatoid arthritis, just to mention a few.
Pump up your fresh filtered water intake on a daily basis too to hydrate your body properly and plump up your skin and maintain your health, youth and vitality...... you need at least 2 - 3 litres of water per day. Geez, we need at 2 litres daily just to maintain aspiration (to breath!!)........... :0)
Also try to cut back on B complex vitamin thieves such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks and alcohol if you drink any as they will also dehydrate you terribly.
Take a multi B complex supplement also,particularly if you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian ~ get one including all the B's ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12...... as they all work best as a group.... Don't buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually unless specifically instructed to do so by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath ♥
The whole and natural food will always be the most nutritious and easiest to assimilate ♥
Other things that will rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins are ~ antiobiotics, antidepressants, laxatives and diuretics, otc cold and flu meds .................. when we're under stress our B vitamins will be depleted first hun so bolster your immune, digestive and neural system by taking a B complex supplement ♥
take care of you & hope i helped a bit ♥
naturopath in training