Webshop customer service times
Mon-Thurs.................. 08:30-18:00
Fri............................... 08:30-17:00
Email: webshop@realfoods.co.uk

Boosting Your Immune System

Boosting your immunity

Your immune system is a fine tuned ensemble of vessels and nodes whose purpose is to defend your body from assaults from the world around you. There are some things you can do to help keep your immune system in tip top condition and find an easy way to keep colds and flu at bay....

Organic-Garlic-Bulbs-Naturally-Immune-BoostingWhat to eat 

Eat garlic

Garlic is known as the natures antibiotic and can help you beat off infection. Herbalists in the middle ages used it to fight off the plague! One clove contains 5 mg of calcium, 12 mg of potassium, and more than 100 sulphuric compounds - powerful enough to wipe out bacteria and infection (it was used to prevent gangrene in both world wars). Raw garlic, not cooked or dried, is most beneficial for health, since heat and water inactivate sulphur enzymes, which can diminish garlic's antibiotic effects. In clinical trials, the toxin-fighting staple seems to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and kill parasites in the body.

Vitamin C - Known to stimulate antibodies. Red and green peppers, oranges, grapefruits and blackcurrants are all natural sources of Vitamin C .

Vitamin E - has antioxidant properties known to strengthen the immune system, found in sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts sunflower oil and pine nuts.


Antioxidants boost the immune system. These antioxidants are found in the pigments of fruits and vegetables with a colourful hue. Carotenoids are plentiful in carrots, apricots and sweet potatoes mangoes, squash, spinachkale,  tomatoes, guava, and pink grapefruit.

Bioflavonoids are more antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables a colourful hue. Bioflavonoids are plentiful in the white pith just beneath citrus peel of an orange or grapefruit, peppers, grapes, onions, garlic, berries, green and white tea and buckwheat.

Yoghurt - the health of your immune system can depend a lot on the health of your digestive system. If you've take antibiotics recently or don't consume a diet consisting of 100% organic foods then you will have antibiotics in your system which will kill all bacteria both good and bad. In order to replace the good bacteria eat probiotic yoghurt or take a probiotic supplement.

What to supplement

There are also immunity supplements containing propolis available here

Echinacea - well known for boosting the immune system. Can be taken in tablet form, as tea or as a tincture.

Drink a 'green juice' every day - you can choose from one of the following or use a mixture of them:

Chlorella - a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), and various vitamins and minerals.

Spirulina - the richest beta carotene food, with a full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids. About half are orange carotenes: alpha, beta and gamma and half are yellow xanthophylls. They work synergistically at different sites in our body to enhance antioxidant protection.

Wheatgrass - a complete source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is rich in chlorophyll which has been proven to have a cleansing effect on the blood, which means that it can help your body rid of harmful toxins.

Mix your algae with a fruit juice, preferably freshly juiced but the ready made stuff is fine too!



Other things you can do to boost your immune system

Sleep - your body will perform better if it gets enough rest. Stress causes strain on the immune system so making sure you get enough sleep will enable it to function optimally.

Exercise - Getting your body moving and getting your blood flowing improves your overall health and helps to prevent illness

Get outside in the sun - your body uses Vitamin D to fight off infection and one of the few ways it gets Vitamin D is through exposure to the sun so next time the sun shines get out there and enjoy it. 



My Basket

Your Favourites | Your Order History

Your basket is currently empty

We save your basket until you place an order for your convenience.

Padlock security icon

Leave us feedback

Star rating icon - 5 gold stars

If you have any feedback about how we could improve our website or service please click here and let us know.