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10 Amazing foods that Boost the Immune system

1. Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of Vitamin C and also packed with multiple antioxidants and beta carotene which are beneficial in enhancing the defending ability of the body’s immune system against various infections. You can consume spinach by little cooking or also in raw form. Most of the nutrients retain in the raw form in spinach however little cooking makes it easy to absorb the Vitamin A and other healthy constituents like oxalic acid.

2. Turmeric

The active constituent present in the turmeric is the curcumin. This herb is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Turmeric is very advantageous in improving the efficiency of the immune system, treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle damage and paces the healing mechanisms in the body.

3. Sunflower seeds

The sunflower seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. Vitamin E plays a crucial role in maintaining the healthy condition of the immune system. Along with this, sunflower seeds also contain selenium which is good for overall body health.

4. Almonds

We all are familiar with the benefits of almonds. Being a powerful antioxidant, almonds are the keys to boost the immune system. Almonds contain fat-soluble vitamins which mean they can be easily soluble in fats. Soak 6-7 almonds in water overnight and consume them in the early morning to make your immune system strong.

5. Yogurt

Yogurts are live and active cultures which are highly advantageous for boosting the immune system. These cultures make the immunity power stimulated to invade the infectious substances. Vitamin D is present in large quantities in yogurt which regulates the immune system and shoots up its health.

6. Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers contain about 3 times more Vitamin C as compared to other vegetables and fruits. They are also the good sources of beta carotene. Consumption of red bell pepper will boost the immunity power and provide glow to the skin.

7. Ginger

It is one of the other amazing foods known for health beneficial properties. Ginger reduces inflammation in the whole body. Ginger is also helpful in treating nausea, sore throat and the main, uplifting the normal health of the body’s immunity in a natural manner.

8. Garlic

Garlic is used in almost every cuisine worldwide as it gives a little zing to the food and good for your health. The allicin, a sulphur compound present in the garlic promotes the normal functioning of the immune system and does other functions such as reducing blood pressure, and avoiding the arteries to become stiffened.

9. Broccoli

Supercharged with nutrients, Broccoli is another amazing food for boosting the immune system. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, fibers and various antioxidants are present in broccoli which protects the body from a large number of diseases and boosts the health of the immunity.

10. Citrus fruits

Usually we switch to Vitamin C after getting sick or cold as it supports to build a strong immune system in the body. Vitamin C promotes the production of white blood cells (WBCs) which are main components responsible to fight with infections. You can get sufficient quantities of Vitamin C from fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons, tangerines, clementine, grapefruits, etc.

The Bottom Line

Above mentioned 10 foods are highly beneficial in strengthening the immune system and protecting the body from development of various life-threatening diseases. Consume these foods daily to stay safe in this pandemic.

About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 8 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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