Immune system

How to boost the immune system

It’s time to put down your vitamin water, wash your hands obsessively one last time (just once), and dive into the crossroads of how our diet influences our immune system, and how you can hack your diet to give it a much-needed boost.

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Alpha-linolenic acid

Alpha-linolenic acid belongs to the family of omega-3 fatty acids and is an unsaturated fatty acid. It serves to provide our bodies with protection from sickness and is important for metabolic processes throughout the human body. Alpha-linolenic acid can only be taken into the human body through dietary sources.

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Amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and the essential components of hormones, tissues, hair, nails, and neurotransmitters, and play a crucial role in bodily and cellular metabolism. In short: we would not be able to live without amino acids. As a result, a deficiency in these substances can be quickly noticeable.

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Immune system oatmeal booster

The weather can change quite frequently as the seasons move from winter to spring, with many often getting sick at this time of the year. That’s why we’ve put together a breakfast recipe that can help strengthen our immune system during this time of seasonal change.

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Strengthen the immune system with chocolate, sports, and smoothies

Dr. Alois Teuber swears by a small smoothie with pineapple, banana, spinach, and stinging nettle every day in order to stay fit and healthy. This orthopedist is an internationally-renowned sports physician and the official team doctor of famous German sports teams Fortuna Düsseldorf (soccer) and the Düsseldorfer Eishockey Team DEG (ice hockey), and belongs to countless other sports clubs. His medical practice is in Meerbusch, a suburb just northwest of Düsseldorf, Germany. We recently led an interview with Dr. Teuber about his opinion on the best ways to strengthen the immune system, which you can see below.

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