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Foods That Build Your Immunity

Are you eating the right kind of food to boost your immunity?

What are the secret ingredients to boost your immunity?

Critical times require crucial health care. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) people around the world are taking preventive measures to stay safe. In addition to practicing social distancing and good hygiene, a person must have a good immune system to fight infections, the flu, or a virus. The immune system is your body’s in-built defense mechanism. A strong and properly functioning immune system helps you to fight deadly infections and diseases. If you’re feeling good today, thank your immune system. Your health is your greatest wealth and you have to protect it. A healthy immune system requires regular nourishment. There are several ways to protect & increase your body’s combatant strength. This article will help you know how to increase your body’s immunity.

What are the foods that act as an immunity booster?

Here are some foods that we should definitely include in our diet for boosting our immunity.

1. Turmeric
Turmeric is the most effective nutritional companion in existence. We use it in daily life for cooking & have been used as a powerful remedy for ages.

Turmeric — A strong Immunity enhancer

It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Thus, consuming turmeric can give an upgrade to your immune system.

2. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are full of benefits for the human body. Adding this food to your diet can help you prevent health crises.

Sweet potatoes taste yummy when roasted.

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber & collection of vitamins & minerals. It contains beta-carotene which then converts into Vitamin A. This helps to reduce the risk of cancer and promote a healthy digestive system.

3. Spinach
We all have seen Popeye eating spinach & evolving stronger than ever. Well, it is true that spinach contains a compound called nitrate that boosts your body’s strength.

Spinach — A rich source of iron

Spinach contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, and calcium. Eating spinach may reduce oxidative stress, blood pressure levels, and strengthen your immune system.

4. Garlic
Garlic can combat sicknesses such as common cold, heart disease, and other illnesses.

Garlic — reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

It’s the organic sulfur compound in garlic that makes it a healthy addition to your diet. Garlic helps to boost immunity, give you better hair and skin, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Even though it looks small, it’s benefits are mighty.

5. Almonds & Peanuts
Almonds and peanuts contain a lot of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E.

Almonds &Peanuts — Rich in antioxidants

They are packed with antioxidants which helps prevent oxidative damage to the body. Almonds keep your heart healthy, reduce weight loss, and release such enzymes that help you with the digestion of fats. Researchers have found that eating these every day will keep your body healthy.

6. Citrus Fruits
Fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, guava, and pineapple are rich in vitamin C. Consumption of citrus fruits leads to an increase in white blood cells (WBCs) which are key to fighting illnesses & viruses.

Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen which helps in the healing of blood tissues & holding bones, tendons, ligaments together. Drinking one glass of fruit juice is a smart choice made by people who want to keep their bodies in check.

7. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate lovers this is for you! Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can have explicit effects on your health.

Dark Chocolate — Prevents heart attack

The healthiest dark chocolate contains cocoa up to 70% or higher which acts as an antioxidant agent. It will not only help you to improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure but also improve brain function.

8. Broccoli
Researchers reported that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have proven to help boost immunity.

Broccoli — prevent you from falling ill

The study has found that sulforaphane, a chemical in the vegetable, turn on antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells, which battle free radicals in your body and prevent you from falling ill.

Adding the above to your diet will help you to increase your immunity & stay safe from the enemies outside your body.

Will a proper diet help you boost your immunity?

Having a proper diet isn’t sufficient, you must also exercise regularly. Moderate activity is most beneficial for your immune system. If you’re healthy you should exercise for 30mins at least. Avoid prolonged & strenuous sessions of exercise rather than break up exercise into manageable fractions.

Exercise — Boosts your immunity

Make exercise & healthy diet your weapon against illness & Coronavirus. Fuel your body with the right amount of fruits and vegetables. Avoid smoking and get adequate sleep. Adapt to a healthy lifestyle and you will see your body respecting you.

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