We’ve been fighting Coronavirus for a long time now and we know how it affects our respiratory system. And as we approach the winter season, we must also remember the cold and flu it brings along with it. So, it only makes sense to gear up for the season and keep a check on our immunity systems. We jotted down 5 immunity-boosting foods that you can stock up on. Scroll down to check them out!
1. Sweet Potato
Ever wondered why the colour of sweet potatoes is so orange? The natural orange colour is formed due to the rich content of beta carotene. Beta carotene is a natural antioxidant that gets converted to Vitamin A. And vitamin A deficiency is linked to a compromised immune system. So be sure to consume them every once in a while. You can also incorporate sweet potatoes into breakfast recipes like smoothies and pancakes.
A lot of people don’t know that pomegranates are actually considered a superfood, all thanks to the unique nutrients in them. Almost every single part of the pomegranate plant is considered to be antimicrobial. Also, they possess vitamin C along with a lot of other immune-supporting nutrients.
Cranberries have so many benefits. For me, sipping on a glass of cranberry juice definitely helps with my painful periods. They too contain vitamin C and also have components that have shown to help prevent influenza from damaging the body. So feel good the next time you have a glass of cranberry juice or snack on some fresh berries.
4. Orange Juice
Vitamin C is a nutrient that makes our immune systems stronger as it protects cells and promotes the function and production of immune cells. And since the winter season is coming soon, orange juice is one of the most preferred drinks for a lot of people. The fruit is also at its freshest at the start of the winter.
A study’s result suggested consuming aged garlic daily may reduce the effectiveness of flu and cold symptoms. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which forms when the garlic is crushed or chewed, actually supports the immune system.
Although the lockdown may have been somewhat lifted, the pandemic is still here. So be sure to maintain social distancing, keep consuming immunity-boosting foods, and be kind to one another.
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