Vitamin A helps to fight parasites by strengthening the immune system. It helps to maintain strong and healthy membranes to prevent any harmful viruses and parasites from entering into the body. This is key when it comes to preventing and/or ridding the body of them if they have already entered and taken up residence.
Once inside the body, the parasites or viruses will do everything they can to wear down the immune system so they can multiply rapidly and take over in the body. It is now thought that many diseases such as cancer and arthritis are directly linked to some sort of parasite infection. Therefore, strengthening the body’s immune system will help to prevent those dreaded diseases that so often set in with age. Studies have shown that Vitamin A helps build immunity and can protect against many types of infections.
Most of the time we can protect ourselves through good cooking and bodily hygiene practices. But even with our best attempts to protect ourselves, intestinal parasites can still hitch a ride. Even the healthiest body can become infected with parasites through food, water, animals and other people.
There are things we can do though to help prevent these parasites from sticking around. A healthy diet, along with regular exercise and other lifestyle practices that help to support a strong immune system will help to prevent a variety of parasites from taking up residence.
Foods with Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in many animal foods.
Foods that are high in Vitamin A fight parasites by increasing your bodies resistance to being infected by parasites. The vitamin itself is not available in plant-based foods. However, foods like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, kale, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, celery and leafy green vegetables provide your body with beta – carotene which is the precursor or the water soluble form of vitamin A.
Retinoids are another form of Vitamin A and can be found in animal sources such as liver, kidneys and eggs.
Whilst Vitamin A is effective at fighting and preventing parasites, it is not the only natural remedy. There are many other vitamins that will help to naturally strengthen the immune system. These include B vitamins and vitamins C, D and E. In addition, many minerals including selenium, zinc, iron, and copper, may also help to strengthen the immune system.
Other Anti-parasitic Foods
In addition, there are many other natural foods, spices and herbs that will help to either fight or prevent parasites from living inside the body.
Herbs and Spices. There are herbs and spices that fight parasites. These herbs and spices can be consumed in tinctures or teas, in salads or by using them for flavoring your foods.
Raw Garlic. Raw garlic is a great natural remedy. It contains a special enzyme that helps kill several types of bacteria, including those that are often resistant to normal antibiotics. Raw garlic can take a bit to get used to so start by eating a small amount before a meal and build up your tolerance. Click here for more on the Benefits Of Garlic For Parasites.
Fruits. It is good to avoid most fruits when fighting parasites. However, certain fruits like papaya, blackberries, pineapple and pomegranate, can help. Wether you eat them, drink them or take them in a supplement form, these fruits can help due to their digestive enzymes. If consuming in juice form make sure you limit your consumption to around four glasses a day due to the high sugar content. Here is a list of the Best Fruits for Parasite Cleansing Juice
Nuts and Seeds. Try almonds as they will help cleanse your system, which is due to their high concentration of fatty acids and fiber. As a result, they can help soothe your intestines by reducing the population in there. Curcubinitin has been show to help fight parasites and can be found in pumpkin seeds. Try consuming up to one ounce a day.
Things to Avoid:
There are things to avoid when fighting parasites in your body or preventing them from visiting. Avoid sugar, dairy, any foods with artificial ingredients, and alcohol. The reason for this is because these are foods that will weaken the immune system and ultimately end up feeding the parasites. Here is a list of Foods That Feed Parasites
Vitamin A alongside these other natural remedies can be a great defense to keep your body healthy and free of these internal hitchhikers.