Boosting Your Immune System
July 26, 2020
With the weather being hot and cold on almost a daily basis, the easiest thing to come down with would be the flu. It’s definitely more crucial than ever during these times to really take care and give your immune system a boost.
Here are five immune boosters to keep injecting into your system to ensure you and your loved ones stay strong and healthy during the COVID pandemic.
Immune Booster #1: Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)
Take note that this vitamin assists with the health of your intestines and respiratory system. Vitamin A-rich foods include carrots, sweet potato, spinach, broccoli and red bell peppers.
Immune Booster #2: Vitamin C
Did you know that Vitamin C helps to stimulate the formation of antibodies? Citrus fruits, strawberries, red bell pepper and kiwi are all rich in vitamin C. So don’t be shy to juice up or add these foods to your meals.
Immune Booster #3: Vitamin E
This nutrient promotes the neutralisation of free radicals that damage blood vessels by working as an antioxidant. Foods full of vitamin E include vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and avocado.
Immune Booster #4: ZINC
There are many zinc-dependent enzymes in our body and zinc deficiency has long been linked with immune dysfunction. So chow down on zinc-rich foods including beans, seeds, nuts, meat, poultry and seafood!
Immune Booster #5: Protein
Specific amino acids found in protein are essential for T-cell function, which are cells that protect the body against pathogens. Meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds all have lots of protein.
Everything in Moderation
If you’re about to change up your diet to be more healthy always remember that you should always eat these nutrients in moderation and don’t go overboard. So if you need to talk to your doctor about your change in your daily meals to be on the safe side please don’t delay it. Let’s all stay healthy and fight disease through our daily diet!