Everyone desires strong immunity. A strong and healthy immune system helps in protecting against disease, fighting infections, and ensuring a healthy living of the body systems. Foods that helps boost immunity are easy to get and are all around us pretty much all the time.
Below is the list of foods to boost our immunity, even in the period of Corona. You can try at least one per day.
An apple contains Vitamin A, C, B1, and B2 which are essential for strong immunity. Apple contains poly-phenols which have many health benefits and so on. Soluble fiber present in apple help in improving gut health.
Papaya is loaded with vitamin C. It contains Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Anti-oxidants, and Folate which boost your immune.
Garlic gives a unique taste to food and also helps in boosting immunity. People from ages have used garlic for its medicinal properties to treat flu and the common cold. Garlic contains Calcium, Potassium, and a good amount of Sulfur compounds. It is a powerful food to fight against any type of bacteria and infection. It is better to consume raw garlic for maximum benefits.
Green tea is known for its medicinal properties and is a healthy beverage packed with flavonoids and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) which are powerful antioxidants that enhance the immune system. L – Theanine, one of the important amino acid compounds present in green tea which aids in the production of germ-fighting compounds in the body.
Broccoli is among the healthiest vegetable. Broccoli has vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, C, E and a range of antioxidants and fiber. Vitamin C and antioxidant sulforaphane present in Broccoli makes it powerful to boost immunity level. It is better to cook broccoli as little as possible, just quick steam or sauté is all it takes to make it ready to eat.
Ginger is a powerful ingredient and food to boost the immune system. Ginger helps in curing sore throat, cold, flu, joint pains, nausea. Same as garlic, ginger has been trusted from ages to offer health benefits because of its anti-inflammation properties.
Red Bell Pepper
Red bell pepper is excellent for healthy diet. Like broccoli and spinach red bell pepper contains a good amount of beta carotene which is a great immunity booster.
Spinach contains Vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta carotene that increase bacteria-fighting ability. Spinach also contains good amount of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, and Flavonoids that are necessary for a good immune system. It is better to eat raw spinach and can be eaten in the form of salad to get maximum benefit.
In addition, regular Exercise and enough sleeping or resting time will also be effective in boosting one immunity.
Health is wealth.
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