20 Foods That Boost Your Immune System and Fight Diabetes

Improve your immune health and fend off diabetes with these delicious foods.
Sarah Crow

With a seemingly never-ending supply of activities and commitments occupying our time on any given day, becoming an expert multi-tasker is more than just a decision, it’s a necessity. We listen to books on tape while we drive, we cook dinner while cleaning our kitchen, we take calls from our accountants on the elliptical all to ensure we have enough time to knock out all the things we need — and want — to do.

Fortunately, when it comes to your health, you don’t have to be the only one doing double duty; adding the right foods to your menu can help you kill two birds with one stone. Researchers at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute have discovered that certain foods — particularly those that influence the production of short-chain fatty acids in the gut — can reduce the risk of developing diabetes while improving your immune health at the same time. Even better? The foods that fit the bill aren’t specialty snacks you’ll have to pay an arm and a leg for; some of your kitchen staples likely make the list. Start getting your belly bacteria in order today with the 45 Foods For a Healthier Gut and reduce your risk of chronic disease with the 20 Foods That Improve Your Immune System and Fight Diabetes!