Boost Your Immune System With These Healthy Foods
With the coronavirus reaping absolute havoc in the world, I believe it is extremely important for all of us to put as much effort as possible into our immune-boosting systems.
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Preventative measures are so much more effective than trying to cure a problem… So eating healthily and drinking lots of water will help everyone to boost their immune systems.
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In this post, we will be looking at 9 vegan foods that will help boost your immune system.
9 Foods That Will Boost Your Immune System:
1) Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, tangerines, limes, and grapefruits are all jam-packed with Vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps boost your immune system by increasing your white blood cells, which are key for helping our bodies fight against infections.
Due to the fact that our bodies do not produce or store Vitamin C, it is very important for us to include Vitamin C rich foods into our daily meal plan.
Check this post out where I discuss vegan foods that are high in Vitamin C.
2) Red Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers are another vegan-friendly food is high in Vitamin C. In fact, red bell peppers have more Vitamin C than citrus fruit.
This makes red bell peppers an extremely potent immune-boosting food that we should all incorporate into our meal plans.
Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods to put on your plate. The key to getting the most nutritional value out of your broccoli is to ensure that you don’t overcook it…or even better- eat it raw.
Have a look at this post to see the healthiest cooking methods.
The immune-boosting properties of garlic seem to come from the heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Ginger is another ingredient that many people turn to when they start to show signs of getting ill.
Apart from being a great immune booster, ginger also has other health benefits, such as decreasing chronic pain, lowering cholesterol, as well as containing certain anti-inflammatory properties.
Tumeric has been used since the early 1700s as a potent anti-inflammatory, as well as for treating osteoarthritis.
Tumeric is great for boosting your immune system.
Papaya is another fruit that is loaded with immune-boosting Vitamin C. Apart from the high Vitamin C content, papayas also have a digestive enzyme called papain that has great anti-inflammatory properties.
Papayas also have decent quantities of potassium, B vitamins, and folate, all of which are great “tools” to boost your immune system.
9) Pumpkin Seeds
Last on our list today is one of my favourite vegan snacks…pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are full of nutrients, including phosphorus, magnesium and Vitamin B-6. They are also incredibly high in Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant.
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