Immunity Boosting Food

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 by Joy Niemack

Prevent sickness by stocking up on these items the next time you’re at the grocery store.

  1. Tea Off Against Colds
  2. Knock ‘em Dead
  3. Dressing For Success
  4. Fight Bugs this Whey
  5. Tomato Trumps Chicken
  6. A Taste of Mother Nature
  7. Down a Sports Drink
  8. Wine, Then Dine
  9. Feel The Burn
  10. Change Your Numbers Game

Tea Off Against Colds

12402-chamomile-tea300-5393.jpgNot just any hot tea, though. Chamomile, according to researchers from London's Imperial College, is the one that'll help prevent sickness. In a recent study, they found people who drank five cups of the brew a day for 2 weeks had increased blood levels of plant-based compounds called polyphenols, some of which have been associated with increased antibacterial activity. Levels remained high for 2 weeks after subjects stopped drinking the tea, says lead researcher Elaine Holmes, Ph.D. Bonus: chamomile tea also raised levels of glycine, a mild nerve relaxant and sedative.

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