COVID-19 is seriously taking over the country, not to mention the world. And being those vulnerable creatures that we are, we’ve got to take care not to get exposed to the virus: you certainly DO NOT KNOW if your body can handle it or not! So, as means of “precaution”, besides keeping the distance and wearing your mask at all times outside of your home, one has to ingest certain SUPERFOODS that would boost your immune system!
So, here’s a list of foods that you should have EVERY DAY so that you can give your body a fighting chance to defeat the notorious Coronavirus (God Forbid!)
It’s considered one of the most useful vegetables … Want to know why? It’s simply because it contains healthy compounds and it’s marvelous effect when it comes to strengthening immunity. Oh, and of course the “Allicin” which helps to reduce atherosclerosis.
It’s one of the vegetables that contain Vitamin C, which protects the immune system to fight any infections or viruses. Yeah, we do understand that it doesn’t taste all that … Coldplay called it: “Nobody said it was easy”!
It also contains vitamin C which plays an important role to maintain the health of the skin and eyes. Plus, don’t you think it makes all foods look better? The vibrant color is just amazing!
It contains some of the substances that help to reduce cholesterol, sore throat, and not feeling nauseous during the period of infection. P.S: Drinking a lot of it would certainly make you sweat stink, but don’t let this piece of information stop you from ingesting it.
Is rich in vitamins and minerals, and it is a storehouse of vitamins A, C, and E, in addition to many other antioxidants, Also broccoli is one of the most healthy vegetables that are recommended to eat half-cooked or raw. If you happen to like it fully cooked, make sure that you steam it and not boil it. Boiling Broccoli extracts all its nutrients making it useless!
May stimulate your immune system to help fight disease, so try to get regular yogurt instead of sugar-sweetened varieties as you can sweeten regular yogurt on your own by adding healthy fruits or honey. Yogurt is a source of vitamin D, which helps regulate the functioning of the immune system, and is believed to boost the body’s natural defenses against diseases.
Did you know that there are over 18 kinds of citrus fruits? Well, you’re welcome! In these weary days, most people turn to vitamin C because it helps build the immune system, it is believed that this vitamin increases the production of white blood cells, which is the key to fighting any infection. This vitamin is found specifically in citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, orange, mandarin, and lemon.
When you are sick, chicken soup is more than just good food with a great effect because it helps improve cold symptoms and also helps protect you from getting sick in the first place. It contains vitamin B, which plays an important role in many chemical reactions that occur in the body. It is also vital for the formation of new and healthy red blood cells. Plus, it tastes delicious? duh!
It contains flavonoids, which is a type of antioxidant. It includes high levels of EGCG, a powerful antioxidant. EGCG has been shown to boost immune system function, also it is also a good source of L-theanine and it may help in the production of anti-microbial compounds in your T cells.
They contain vitamin E, which is key to a healthy immune system. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that it needs to absorb fat properly such as Nuts, like almonds, are full of vitamin and also have healthy fats. It also prevents colds and works to combat them. So, if you happen to have a pretty penny to waste … buy some almonds, it’s good for you!
Honorary Mention: Keep Drinking Enough Water
The human body is made up of 75% water. The usual recommendation is to drink eight glasses a day of fluids, since we are less active while staying home, and we may not feel thirsty, it is important to set regular reminders to ensure that our bodies are hydrated.
To add a delicious flavor and some nutrients to the water, you can place slices of cucumber, lemon, or orange in the usual cup of water. It is preferable to avoid sweetened drinks such as soft drinks and soda because of the high sugar content in them.
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