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Nine foods that boost the immune system

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The immune system helps keep nasty viruses and bacteria in check. America's Health and Lifestyle Coach Dr. Asa Andrew breaks down what you can do to stay healthy.

First of all, there are many ways you can impair your system. The most common mistakes that can leave you venerable, according to Dr. Asa, include:

1. Eating too much sugar and too many grains

2. Not getting enough rest

3. Using insufficient strategies to address emotional stressors in your life

4. Vitamin D deficiency

5. High cortisol levels

There seems to be a new miracle food every week. But, Dr.  Asa has nine foods that can help boost the immune system.

1. Spinach and Kale: Eating kale everyday builds the immune system and makes the body more alkaline to keep the body from getting sick. They have tons of antioxidant and are great in smoothies.

2. Salmon: This fish is full of Omega 3 fatty acids that are great for the immune system.

3. Cod Liver Oil: This fish oil also has Omega 3 acids. It raises the immune system by 50% and is Dr. Asa's Favorite fish oil.

4. Vitamin D and Astaxanthin: They are Dr. Asa's favorite supplements for building immune system.

5. Raw Nuts: Walnuts have more Omega 3 than any other nut.

6. Berries: Blackberries, strawberries and raspberries have polyphenols that provide all of the benefits in dark colored berries. Dr. Asa's favorites are blackberries.

7. Fermented Vegetables: Kimchi, a spicy fermented cabbage with tomatoes, is a great dish from Korea that boosts the immune system. An avocado also day helps to keep prostate problems away for men. Avocados have betasitasterol that helps build the immune system.

8. Goats Milk Yogurt: It has tons of Vitamin D absorbable calcium.

9. Kombucha Tea: It's a fermented tea that has probiotics to build the immune system from the gut

Known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®, Asa Andrew, MD is a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. He has dedicated his life to helping others thrive in their health.

You can listen to Dr. Asa LIVE on his nationally syndicated radio show weeknights from 9pm to midnight on Shine 105.9 fm in Louisville.

You can also go to  or follow Dr. Asa on Twitter  @DrAsa

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