Question by  sshheraz (18)

What foods will help build white blood cells?


Answer by  marygold (109)

Foods like garlic, dark turkey meat, oysters, pot roast, shittake mushrooms... basically any foods that are high in zinc. Yogurt is also a great aid.


Answer by  Cmassi (16)

Mushrooms are said to be good in helping raise white blood cells more specifically Shiitake mushrooms. Red meats and chicken have a high amount of zinc which is said to help raise white blood cell counts. Cheese and Dairy products also contain a fair amount of zinc for vegitarians.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

There are a lot of components to making healthy white blood cells. The most common deficiencies are iron, B12 and folate. Folate is found in green leafy vegtables. B12 and iron is found in meat, especially red meat. The key is a balanced diet, if so there is no need for supplements.


Answer by  benstac (1928)

Foods that are higher in zinc are generally good for helping to bulid white blood cells, so try lean meats. Also try power foods like blueberries. It's also best to avoid any alcohol in your normal diet.


Answer by  DGuillen74 (118)

Some foods that aid in helping produce white blood cells are garlic, strawberries, blueberries, and other fruits high in Omega 3's. Yogurt is also known to help produce white blood cells. Other foods, such as flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon and spinach have also been known to aid in the production of white blood cells.


Answer by  jaymay (71)

There are lots of food that can boost your immune system, thus increasing your white blood cell count. Yogurt with live active cultures can increase white blood cells. Garlic is another food that can increase white blood cells, as well as add flavor to lots of yummy food creations!


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C and E. This will help build white blood cells. Bananas, oranges, and beans are some of the things you should be eating.


Answer by  rain7420 (152)

Foods that will help strengthen your immune system and in turn help build white blood cells include fresh fruits, vegetables, those that contain Omega 3's or Folate and good bacteria. Examples of foods that will support a healthy immune system include blueberries, strawberries, grapes, soybean, flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, yogurt, kifir, spinach and Kale.

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