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Eating for Your Immunity

Your immune system responds to changes in your diet just like the rest of your body. Eating for your immunity is important to maintain good health. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Certain foods are powerhouses when it comes to eating for your immunity
  • Mushrooms provide lots of immune health benefits
  • AHCC® supplements harness the immune-boosting power of mushrooms in convenient capsules.* 

Take AHCC® immune health supplements to complement your healthy diet!

Table of Contents:

  1. Why Your Immune Health Is Important
  2. Leafy Greens
  3. Garlic
  4. Citrus Fruits
  5. Turmeric 
  6. Mushrooms
  7. AHCC®: Harness the Immune-Boosting Powers of Mushrooms 
  8. Support Your Immune System With Good Nutrition and AHCC®*

Why Your Immune Health Is Important 

Your immune system is your body’s defense against harmful substances. When foreign particles enter your body, your immune system’s job is to fight them off and dispose of them. 

If you have a weak immune response, your body cannot fight off invaders as efficiently. This can lead to inconvenient health problems and make daily life unpleasant for you. 

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to boost your immune health. Your diet is one of the key components in maintaining a healthy immune system. 

The nutrients in healthy foods support your immune system and strengthen your resistance to health threats.* If you eat a well-balanced diet, you will likely see improvements in your immunity.* 

Some foods are “immune powerhouses” – they supply your immune system with exactly what it needs to thrive.* Here are some foods you should add to your daily menu. 

Leafy Greens

You might remember your parents telling you to “eat your greens” each day as a kid. They had good reasons for this — leafy green vegetables support your immune system in many ways.* 

Many leafy greens contain lots of vitamin C, which is your immune system’s favorite nutrient. Vitamin C improves cell signaling and immune resistance over time.* 

Some examples of leafy green vegetables include:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Chard
  • Broccoli sprouts

These are just a few green superfoods that can boost your immune system. 


Garlic is more than just a tasty seasoning for your favorite dishes. It can ward off unsavory health threats using sulfurous compounds.* 

There are new studies that suggest that garlic may have a beneficial effect on your body’s response to invasive threats.* It can also help you maintain healthy blood pressure levels and prevent circulation problems.* 

Many traditional sects of medicine have used garlic to fight against health threats for thousands of years. It is best to use fresh garlic when you feel under the weather (or before), but simply seasoning your food with garlic powder can help, too. 

Citrus Fruits

Have you ever wondered why people drink orange juice when they feel under the weather? Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are high in vitamin C. 

Your body is unable to store vitamin C away for later use. This means that you should consume plenty of vitamin C on a daily basis to keep your levels healthy. 

Many people use citrus fruits and juices to boost their immune systems before health threats can strike. Citrus fruits are wonderful preventive health foods.* 

Consider adding grapefruits, lemons, oranges, and tangerines into your diet for better immune health.* 


Turmeric is well-known for its bright yellow hue that gives curry dishes their characteristic color. You may not know that turmeric also provides a wealth of benefits for your health.* 

Turmeric plays an important role in managing your body’s inflammatory responses.* This can support your immune system since excessive inflammatory responses can damage your health over time. 

Curcumin is a beneficial compound found in turmeric. It promotes immune health both on its own and as a natural part of turmeric spice.* 

You can add turmeric to almost any dish for added flavor and color. Some people take “immunity shots” that contain high concentrations of turmeric to boost their immune systems daily. 


Mushrooms are one of the most powerful foods for boosting immunity.* Many different micronutrients make mushrooms an immune system superfood.* 

Mushrooms help manage inflammatory responses in your body.* By reducing unnecessary inflammatory responses, mushrooms allow other immune cells to defend against foreign threats more effectively.* 

Think of mushrooms as expert communicators with your immune system. They manage the activity and regeneration of various types of immune cells to make your immune system function more efficiently.* 

Our premium immune health supplements contain a medicinal mushroom root extract that boosts your health.* Here’s how they work. 

AHCC®: Harness the Immune-Boosting Powers of Mushrooms

AHCC® is a patented extract made from mycelia, the roots of medicinal mushrooms. We have three AHCC® supplements: AHCC® Gold, AHCC® Platinum, and AHCC® Rx.

Numerous studies across the world have yielded positive results where AHCC® is concerned.* Some of the largest research institutions in the world have found this ingredient can boost human immune function.* 

AHCC® stimulates the production of beneficial immune cells, like dendritic cells.* It also manages other immune cells’ activities to ensure everything runs smoothly to protect your health.* 

Increases the Number and Activity of Dendritic Cells*

Dendritic cells are important messengers between other types of immune cells. When a dendritic cell encounters a specific antigen (foreign threat), it carries it to the appropriate identifier cells. 

These cells can then work to neutralize the threat according to pre-programmed immune responses. 

Promotes Optimal Immune Cell Activity*

AHCC® manages the activity of your T-cells, natural killer cells, and macrophages.* These are all essential cells for identifying and destroying health threats that enter your system. 

Macrophages engulf foreign material to “clean up” your immune pathways. AHCC® promotes optimal macrophage function to keep your immune system running smoothly.* 

T-cells are important for identifying previously-encountered threats. Your T-cells “remember” specific foreign particles and sound the alarm when they encounter these threats again. 

Natural killer cells are responsible for destroying harmful particles in your system. AHCC® promotes peak natural killer cell activity to keep your system free of threats.*

Support Your Immune System with Good Nutrition and AHCC®*

Follow a healthy diet and include the immune-boosting superfoods we mentioned to maintain optimal health. Add AHCC® to your daily supplement regimen for an extra immune boost each day!*

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