11 foods to boost the immune system and improve general health


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3. Mushrooms

Some varieties of mushrooms strengthen the immune system. They act on the body by stimulating the production of white blood cells. Fungi increase the production of cytokines – molecules that fight infections. They also contain polysaccharides essential to the immune system.

But beware: not all mushrooms have the same content of cytokines and polysaccharides! Choose oyster mushrooms with oyster mushrooms.

But the best is to consume Asian mushrooms such as shiitake, maïtake or reishi. These three fungi of Asian origin are easily found in many countries. You can find it in France, fresh or dried, in organic stores or stores selling Asian products.

4. Beef

Yes quite! If we talk about it, it’s because of its high zinc content. In fact, zinc deficiency is one of the most frequent nutritional deficiencies.

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However, in recent years, more and more people have changed their eating habits. For example, they become vegetarians. Or they decide to stop eating beef (or other red meats, by the way).

It is not surprising that zinc deficiency is one of the main reasons why you get sick. Zinc is a metal that strengthens our immune system, but it’s not only found in red meat. Although in smaller quantities, these other foods also contain zinc: oysters, milk and yogurt, poultry, and pork.


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