Hello lovely readers, and welcome once again to yet another intriguing post centered on eating healthy and nutritious foods. In today’s blog, we will focus on what foods you have to eat to boost your immune system. Eating healthy is a step in the right direction towards a longer and fulfilling life. So, there should be no negligence when it comes to what we eat and how much and how often we eat it.
Cases of flu and common colds are generally the most common illnesses around but have you thought of how far away you are from living healthy? Does it cross the mind that the answer could be in a groceries or food store nearby, maybe sitting atop shelves on in baskets?
Certain foods have been known to boost the immune system and give them the required strength to fight against foreign bodies and infections. These foods have vitamins and nutrients scattered all over, so eating a wild variety of healthy foods is essential to get these vitamins and nutrients we are talking about.
Below is a list of the best foods to eat to boost your immune system:
This fruit is full of potassium, folate, vitamins B and C as high as 224%, which is more than the body requires daily. It also contains papain which regulates swellings in the body.
Red bell peppers
These kinds of pepper contain almost double the amount of vitamin C contained in citrus fruits. They also contain beta carotene, so this combination keeps the skin and eyes healthy.
This is a more popular nutrient source known for years. In addition to flavouring foods, it helps to fight infections and add nutrients.
Fruits, especially citrus ones
It is not a popular fact, but vitamins contained in citrus fruits, especially vitamin C can help to prevent, almost as well as it cures common infections like common colds and cases of flu. They do this by increasing the production of white blood cells. Examples are limes, lemons, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits, and clementines.
This food is full of vitamin C, and A that helps in the fight against infection. Just like broccoli, cook little or not at all to enjoy its complete nutrients.
This is a very healthy spice that is mostly used to make curries. It has been known to controls swellings in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis for years. Recent researches reveal that Curcumin, a substance that gives turmeric its colour can heal hurt muscles.
This is a type of veggie that contains a lot of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins (A, C and E). The best way to eat broccoli is boiling it a little or not at all. That way, you do not lose much nutrients and vitamins.
Yoghurts: Dairy foods have been known to contain vitamins C and D to help fight and prevent diseases and infections. For healthier yoghurts, please look out for the ones labelled “Live and active cultures”.
Ginger: Just like citrus fruits, they can cure as well as prevent common infections.
Poultry: Poultry products like dairy and chicken soups have been known to prevent and cure illnesses. Birds like turkey and chicken contain enough vitamin B-6 to keep the body running.
You need a wide variety of foods and nutrients to boost your immune system, so we advise that you also have a wide range of foods to get all the necessary nutrients and vitamins you need. Remember, you are what you eat.
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