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8 Foods that strengthen your immune system as you grow old

8 foods that strengthen your immune system

Pepper

This vegetable contains almost twice as much vitamin C as most citrus fruits. It must be red, as the content of this nutrient is higher than that of green and yellow peppers.

Garlic

According to the WebMD health site, garlic has a variety of antioxidants that attack bacteria that enter the body. Research in Europe has also found a link between the frequency of garlic consumption and a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Green tea

Another ally that provides a large number of antioxidants. "Green tea protects the body and prevents the excess production of free radicals, which cause cellular ageing," says Dr Elisabeth Weichselbaum, an expert from the British Nutrition Foundation.

Carrot

In addition to being delicious, this vegetable contains beta-carotene, a natural pigment that promotes the production of white cells that fight infection and disease.

Citrus fruit

An article published by the US National Library of Medicine indicates that the colds of people who consume citrus fruits regularly may last less time and their symptoms are usually less severe.

Watermelon

One of the best sources of glutathione, a natural antioxidant that strengthens the immune system.

Almonds

A small portion of almonds contains 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E, which functions as an immune system stimulant.

Asparagus

A portion of food rich in vitamin A which, as well as improving our defences, rejuvenates the skin.

If you constantly suffer from a cold or flu, don't hesitate to add this list of foods to your daily diet. If you consider this information super important share it with your best friend.

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