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Immunity-Boosting Foods Women Should Eat Regularly To Fight Infection.

A healthy person has a strong immune system. Organs, cells, tissues, and proteins are all parts of the immune system. Together, they help the body fight off pathogens, which are things like viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that can make you sick. Some foods may help keep your immune system strong if you eat them. Here are six foods that Healthline and Medical News Today say women should eat often to boost their immune systems and fight off infections.

1. Pawpaw.

Papaya is a fruit that has a lot of vitamin C. One medium-sized fruit has twice as much vitamin C as you need in a day. Papayas also have a digestive enzyme called papain, which can help reduce inflammation. Papayas have a lot of potassium, magnesium, and folate, which are all good for your health.

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2. Turmeric.

Turmeric is a common ingredient in curry that you may already know. Since a few years ago, this bright yellow, bitter spice has been used to treat both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Healthline says that high levels of curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its color, can protect muscles from exercise-related damage and fight infections.

3. The sunflower seeds.

Sunflower seeds have phosphorus, magnesium, and the vitamins B-6 and E. These are just some of the many minerals they have. Vitamin E is important for keeping the immune system in check and working well. Avocados and dark leafy greens are also high in vitamin E. Sunflower seeds also have an extremely high amount of selenium. An adult needs almost half an ounce of selenium every day. It can fight off viruses and infections.

4. Kiwifruit or oranges (kiwis)

Oranges and kiwis are full of vitamin C, which many people take when they feel a cold coming on. Vitamin C may make cold symptoms go away faster and make the immune system stronger.

5. Broccoli.

There are a lot of minerals and vitamins in broccoli. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat because it is full of vitamins A, C, and E, fiber, and many other antioxidants. The best way to keep it strong is to cook it as little as possible, or even better, not at all.

6. Onion.

Almost every kind of food in the world has garlic in it. It's good for your health and gives food a little more zip. Early cultures knew that it helped keep people from getting sick because of how well it worked. Garlic may also slow down the hardening of the arteries in people with asthenia. Garlic has a lot of sulfur-containing chemicals, especially allicin, which is thought to be what makes it work to boost the immune system.

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