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Best Super Food To Boost Immunity
October 2, 2021
Even though Covid19 is slowly moving out of the picture because vaccines have started rolling out worldwide, it is still an important thing to always keep our immunity at its best. This pandemic has taught us to mind our health. And how our immune system works magic in fighting viruses and diseases.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is by choosing an array of foods to boost your immune system. Eating healthy, antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is an important part of maintaining good immune system health to help ward off infection and illness.
While no one food is a silver bullet for optimal immune system function, these have been studied for their potential positive effects on our immune systems.
Most of the clinical studies done on garlic’s potential antibacterial and antiviral properties use concentrated extracts. However, historically, cloves of garlic have been used in food for an assortment of health-related reasons.
If you enjoy garlic, it doesn’t hurt to include it in your meals and it is possible that some of the health benefits seen from the extracts also translate to culinary uses.
Mushrooms may be a potent weapon in warding off colds, flu, and other infections. Studies on fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, and extracts have shown that mushrooms such as shiitake, maitake, and reishi have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-tumor effects.
These protein-packed powerhouses of vitamins and minerals are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, and zinc.
Berries are rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids, phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables that may work as antioxidants and prevent injury to cells.
Omega 3 fatty acids and other healthy fats help increase the activity of white blood cells. There are a few different kinds of omega 3s. Oily fish contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Always keep in mind that a healthy diet won’t work alone, you still need to get physically active and engage in exercises like cardio and aerobics.
Reference: Very well health
Important Reminder: Any type of food supplement is not a medicine and cannot be used as a medicine for any type of disease.
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