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How can I increase my white blood cell count?

Any tips to increase white blood cell count?

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While no specific foods or diet changes are proven to increase production of white blood cells, there are certain foods that have been shown to help boost your immune system. Also, if you have low WBC (leukopenia), it is very important to practice good hygiene, hand-washing, and food safety practices. Here are some things which can help prevent low immunity and keep white blood cell counts high: - Avoid sugar and keep sweet stuff to a minimum. Sugar prevents white blood cells from being their strongest - Eliminate unhealthy trans fats. - Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins - Exercise is a proven immune system booster. Exercise is best in moderation, however, since too much exercise may wear the body down and create immune system problems. - Avoid stress and try to relax. Too much stress invariably leads to a lowered immune system. Carrots and other red, yellow, orange, and dark-green leafy vegetables contain beta carotene which helps protect the immune system A cup of kale will give you your daily requirement of vitamin A. This is an antioxidant that helps your body respond to invaders. Garlic is another good anti-bacterial, immune-boosting food. Supplements can play a big role in boosting immune function. Some examples: - Astragalus root helps boost immunity and enhances production of the important natural compound interferon to fight against viruses. - Zinc is necessary for white blood cell function. - Vitamin C is an immune enhancer that helps white blood cells perform at their peak and quickens the immune system response. - The trace mineral selenium is vital to the development and movement of white blood cells. - Both Siberian ginseng (eleuthero) and Asian ginseng provide support for the immune system. - Mushrooms such as reishi have also been shown to boost our natural immune system. - Green Tea is another good one. Chill a cup of brewed tea and add it as the liquid in your Blast!

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