A healthy diet is quite possibly the most effective way to get all the nutrients you need. And yet, because our modern foods are not as nutrient-dense as they once were, we need some kind of supplementation. If you’re concerned that you’re getting sick too often, there are lots of natural ways that can boost your immunity and we look at some.

Cuppa Chai packed full of energy

Our immune systems shift and adjust to different challenges it faces, but if you want to have energy and also boost your immune system, Sherpa Chai is a tea integral to the Sherpa people of Nepal.

It is now a beverage in demand for drinking every day and for special occasions. The specialty chai beverage from the company, Pemba Sherpa is available for buying online. The age-old family recipe has black tea, organic cane sugar, organic spices and ginger and there is also an unsweetened traditional tea for those on a diet.

Delicious flavors include the like of Decaf Traditional, Honey Vanilla, Turmeric Ginger and others. Get the tea in powder or liquid form and start enjoying tremendous health benefits, so much so you might also feel energized to climb Mt Everest.

Vitamin C – an essential nutrient

By now most people are well aware of the benefits of vitamin C, but its sheer importance requires mentioning it every time. Vitamin C is found in a lot of fruits and vegetables, some of which we eat quite often.

Apples and oranges, guavas, strawberries, tomatoes as well as green and red peppers are all top sources of vitamin C. All of these foods play an important role in immune function and fruit and vegetables are required for the proper development and function of many of our bodily systems. We all know how important vitamin C is used to help prevent colds and flu.

Glutathione – a free radical warrior

No other antioxidant is quite as important to overall health as glutathione and it is the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels of it are associated with early aging.

It is produced in every cell with the help of vitamin C, magnesium and selenium. Studies have shown that people with higher glutathione levels had fewer illnesses, lower blood pressure and even lower cholesterol. Food sources of glutathione include all cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts and cabbage.

Avocado and watermelon are also rich food sources of glutathione. All these foods are rich in phytonutrients that also boast potent antioxidant properties.

Co-enzyme Q10 – important to energy production

Known as the spark of life, Coenzyme Q10 is important for energy production. Once we’re over 50 years of age, our levels are half of what they were at age 20. Scientists tell us that low levels of coenzyme Q10 are related to an increase in heart disease.

This powerful antioxidant is found right in the heart muscle and has even been known to minimize the effects of chemotherapy-induced toxicity. It has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-tumor effects. It’s difficult to get it from the foods we eat so it should be supplemented in capsule form.

Selenium – avoid cancers and viruses

With selenium, we open ourselves up to cancer and viruses. Selenium has to be one of the most potent antioxidants and studies reveal that countries of the world that have low selenium levels have high levels of cancer and viruses.

In fact, Selenium is essential to the production of glutathione peroxidase, so important for detoxifying the body of environmental toxins. A deficiency causes poor resistance to viruses and bacteria.