There should be little doubt of the importance of prescription immune system drugs for our health. They have been a life-saver for many people to combat AIDS, bacterial infections, HIV infections, viral infections and a wide range of other illnesses, both life-threatening and temporary. Which brings on a problem: because it seems so easy to get an immunity system boost from drugs, and there is no lacking on drugs to take care of every need, they have become a panacea for every problem relating to the immune system.The problems with this are that side effects often go hand-in-hand with these drugs, and often the side effects are worse than the disease. When we introduce our systems to powerful drugs that are outside of our natural immune systems, they could set off a string of unintended consequences. These are the side effects that we hear in disclaimers in advertisements for these drugs.Also, when your doctor prescribes your medication it is based on what is supposed to work based on previously has worked for other people. The problem is not all people are the same. There is a lot of evidence that people can actually become immune to their medication, triggering a constant process of chasing a medication that will be effective. Taking prescription medication to boost the immune system should only be done when all natural remedies are exhausted. Not to mention they are often very costly.But maintaining a strong immune system for most people shouldn't begin when it is being overwhelmed. There probably isn't anything we can do that is more important for our health than performing better preventive maintenance of our immune system. Exercise and an active lifestyle are undoubtedly the most effective ways we can do this. But there are certain foods that we can add to our diet that could be called immune super foods.
1. Garlic. It's been found in studies that people who eat garlic on a regular basis are two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. It's the allicin in garlic that fights bacteria and is a great immunity booster.2. Green tea. Any food that is high in antioxidants will help prevent viruses, and green tea with its abundance of the antioxidant catechin is a top choice.3. Oranges. Not orange juice, but fresh oranges are what you should consume. Oranges, like most fruit is heavy in fructose, which should be kept under control. But orange juice invariably has added sugar, which should be avoided. The large dose of vitamin C from oranges will help to minimize colds.4. Yogurt. The healthy bacteria in yogurt, called probiotics, fight disease-causing bacteria in the digestive tract.5. Sweet potatoes. To get more vitamin A, eat sweet potatoes on a regular basis. Vitamin A is one of the most important ingredients to healthy skin, and that is the body's first defense against viruses.6. Mushrooms. Studies have found that mushrooms make white blood cells more aggressive, and these are important in fighting infections.