As we move into the colder months, with it comes the dreaded cold and flu season. It is especially important in today's world we live in and with the current state of the pandemic that we do everything we can to ensure our bodies are functioning at their best so we can be our healthiest.
While we know that no food can cure or prevent disease all together, there are a ton of foods which do boost the immune system and promote good health.
The go to for colds is almost always vitamin c, and for good reason because it helps build up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C.
Red Bell Pepper
Surprisingly, bell peppers contain more vitamin c per ounce than an orange! Vitamin C may help you maintain healthy skin. Beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may help with nausea as well.
Contains high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive colour. It can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage, and has promise as an immune booster.
Garlic’s immune-boosting properties come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fibre and many other antioxidants, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put on your plate.
Rich in vitamin C, and packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may both increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems.
High in vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant is key to a healthy immune system.
Packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant, as well asepigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), another powerful antioxidant.
Eating consciously is a great place to start when it comes to your health, just make sure you're doing things in all areas of your life to take care of yourself and your family!
Stay cool - @Tubify Team