19 Mar Foods That Boost Your Immune System (Part 1 of 3)
With everything going with the corona virus – Now, more than ever, it’s incredibly important to choose your foods wisely to ramp up your immune function.
But there’s so much confusion about which foods to pick…. Keep reading, we’re going to solve that!
I’m going to share some of the best foods that are shown to boost your immunity! – Ultimately “How to stay Ready”
One mantra I follow is “You don’t always want to GET Ready, you want to STAY ready”
Meaning: We can never predict when outbreak of any sort will occur. If our immune system compromised (not strong) BEFORE the outbreak, it makes us more vulnerable and susceptible and our body less able to fight!
In such a time as this, immune system health is important! This is the perfect time to start thinking about and how to build up your ‘nutritional fitness’ or ‘nutritional status’ so that you are always armed and prepared physically to fight and much as possible any virus or illness.
I will make this note, the best means of avoiding COVID-19 is good hygiene practices. But also, having a strong immune system will help your body “fight the fight” until medical attention is provided!
I am going to share 13 foods to add to your eating pattern on a regular basis. If you are currently eating them, Kudos to you and continue!
#1 Citrus fruits
Many make the mistake of loading up on Vitamin C when they feel an onset of a cold or cold like symptoms. Remember and all about “how to stay ready”.
Including citrus fruits on a regular basis will keep your body filled with more than enough Vitamin C:
Popular citrus fruits are: grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, clementine’s or cuties if you have young kids like myself.
Our body doesn’t produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health.
#2 Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene. Beta carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals as well as many other antioxidants and fiber. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put on your table.
The key to keeping its power intact is to cook it as little as possible (such as steaming) — or better yet, eating them raw.
Garlic adds a little zing to food and it’s a must-have for your health.
Early civilizations recognized its value in fighting infections.
Research also shows that, garlic may also help lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries
Ginger is another ingredient many turn to after getting sick. Remember, it’s about “How to Stay Ready” and keeping our bodies armed to fight.
Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses.
Ginger may also help decrease nausea.
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