No doubt, the immune system is very important in every human because it is essential for our survival. According to MedicalNewsToday, without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more. This simply means that the immune system helps to prevent certain health challenges.
Studies have shown that your immune system is responsible for your body’s first response or counter-attack system to invading or internal substances which can cause the development of health problems. One thing we sure don't want to experience is a poor immune system. This is more reason why you need to work hard to ensure that their health is at its best.
So, to stay healthy and strong, you have to eat foods that can boost your immune system more often. Interestingly, most of our local foods are mainly prepared using natural ingredients that contain lots of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and substances that are very beneficial to our health.
Here are 3 local food you should eat more often to help boost your immune system.
1. Vegetable soup
If you live in Nigerian then you must have enjoyed this nutritious delicacy. Vegetable soup can be made from spinach or any other rich vegetables. Vegetables contain zinc and antioxidants which help to improve your immune system by fighting or preventing substances that can cause inflammation or certain disease.
2. Egusi soup
This is one of my best local food. Aside from the fact that it is tasty, Egusi soup is one of the most common soups that is consumed in Nigeria. It is loved by almost everybody unless otherwise. It is also an excellent source of nutritional minerals and vitamins such as carbohydrates, protein, fat, zinc, vitamin B1 (Thiamine), dietary fiber, sulfur, magnesium, vitamins B2 (Riboflavin), niacin, and manganese. (Source: Globalfoodbook)
Beans contain zinc and other nutrients that can help to boost or improve the strength of your immune system. Bodybuilders or athletes are encouraged to eat beans because it is a protein-based food. When you prepare beans and follow all the necessary procedure is not only a healthy meal to consume, but it also has a good effect on your immune system.
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