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THESE 8 FOODS WILL SUPERCHARGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Date: Posted on Category: Food, Lifestyle, Living

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I‘ve never been much of the healthy eater, but with this virus raging hard, I’ve been taking precautionary measures to boost my immune system. Doing so just doesn’t involve hand washing, sunbathing, and social distancing either… It’s time to get your diets in check ladies. While we all know that oranges, pineapples, strawberries and the likes can do wonders for your immune system, I decided to dig a little deeper into lesser known superfoods. Below are 8 ingredients to add to your diets ASAP!

foods that boost your immune system - strawberries oranges and tropical fruits // Jessica Wang - Notjessfashion.comTurmeric

Turmeric is probably one of the most effective superfoods to exist. It’s often found in various Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines – particularly curries – and gives those dishes their vibrant yellow color. It’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, does amazing things for the brain, improves the skin, and powers up the immune system.

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Tea

Teas are jam-packed with various antioxidants that enhance immune function. I recommend swapping your morning cup of joe for some elderberry or green tea.

Ginger

Most Asian cultures swear by ginger for everything, and drinking ginger juice has even become a thing in the Western world. My family has used it to ease nausea, vomiting, and cramping during “that time of the month”. It’s a good source of antioxidant that can support the immune system now.

Garlic

Now garlic is probably something you’re already eating, but perhaps you should add even more of it. Garlic is capable of fighting bacterias and viruses – and has been used for centuries to prevent colds and the flu. Fortunately, growing garlic is said to be extremely easy so you can pluck it straight from your backyard if you plant the seeds now.

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Red Bell Peppers

I had no idea that red bell peppers contain roughly three times more Vitamin C than oranges! Vitamin C is essential preventing colds and flus, but also help get rid of them if you happen to be infected. Chop them up into wedges and toss them into your salad, stir fry, or eat them raw with hummus.

Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and was happy to find out that they’re uber rich in vitamins, polyphenols, sterols and zinc, which keep the immune system strong. According to U.S. News, mushrooms also regulate white blood cells and keep them in a prepared state so they can attack viruses/bacteria that attempt to takeover the body. I find them most delicious on the grill or in hot pot!

Nuts

Walnuts and almonds are key anti-inflammatory foods, that contain nutrients like vitamins E and B6, play a role in supporting the immune system. Luckily, they’re easy to snack on and you can toss them into salads, smoothies, or DIY trial mixes.

Oysters

Oysters sound like a luxury right now but you can count me in anytime for some. They’re apparently amazing for your immune system because they’re extremely high in zinc and serve as an excellent source of protein and iron. Other seafoods that are high in zinc include mussels, clams, and crab.

How are you boosting your immune system right now?

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