Foods That Boost Your Immune System

Citrus Fruits

Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells. Some of the popular citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and lemons. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for continued health because your body doesn’t produce or store it. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C.

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Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C and a rich source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.

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Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can add to your daily meal.

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Garlic

Garlic fights infections. It also helps in lowering blood pressure and slowing down hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds such as allicin.

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Ginger

Ginger help prevents that cold from taking hold in the first place. Capsaicin gives chili peppers their distinctive heat. Ginger helps decrease chronic pain and has cholesterol-lowering properties.

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Spinach

Spinach is rich in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants and beta carotene, that increase the infection-fighting capability of our immune systems.

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Yogurt

Yogurt stimulates your immune system to help fight diseases. It is also a source of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and boost the body’s natural defenses against diseases.

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Almonds

Vitamin E is a key to a healthy immune system. It is fat-soluble vitamin so it requires the presence of fat to be absorbed properly. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with it.

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Turmeric

Turmeric’s bitter spice is use as an anti-inflammatory to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinct color, helps reduce exercise-induced muscle damage.

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Green tea

Green tea is packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant. Green tea is steamed and not fermented, this preserves EGCG. Green tea is also a good source of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine helps in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.

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Barley

Barley contains beta-glucan which is a type of fiber that has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It also helps antibiotics to work better.

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms increase the production and activity of white blood cell in your body.

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Sweet Potatoes

To stay strong and healthy, you need to eat foods rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a significant role in the production of connective tissue, a key component of the skin.

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