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5 Foods that Boost the Immune System

Published : Sep 22, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Sep 15, 2023

5 Foods that Boost the Immune System

The covid-19 cases in India are certainly on a decline but that does not mean that we discontinue our healthy practices. Remember that the virus threat is still not gone completely and thus, boosting immunity should always be a top priority. Feeding your body with the right food choices will help you maintain a strong immune system. You need to plan your diet in order to include these food that boost immune system –

1. Citric Fruits

All of us have heard that citrus fruits are great for immunity. This is because are an abundant source of Vitamin C which is known for its immunity boosting property. Almost all citric fruits have Vitamin C in high quantity. Oranges, Amlas, Limes, Lemons, Grapefruit, etc. are few best sources. Your body neither produces nor stores Vitamin C so either you must intake it through the fruits mentioned earlier or consume Vitamin C supplements.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is native Indian spice used daily in our meals. While this golden spice is known to be beneficial against osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory property, it is equally powerful against harmful pathogens, thereby, acting as an antiviral. Curcumin, the active ingredient present in turmeric, possess anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties to help boost the immune system.

Also Read: Ayurvedic Herbs for Immunity

3. Ginger

Immunity Boosting foods

Often when our parents are down with fever, most of them like to drink adrak wale chai as Adrak (or Ginger) helps decrease inflammation, helps reduce soreness in throat and helps protect against pathogens. Thus, adding some ginger to your morning tea can prove to be beneficial to develop a strong immune system.

4. Spinach

Spinach has high Vitamin C content making it another vital food source that helps boost the immune system. It contains antioxidant property and beta-carotene to enhance the infection fighting ability of the human body. Make a healthy green drink by adding spinach and other leafy veggies to boost immunity as well as obtain other benefits like body detox and superior digestion.

5. Red Bell Peppers

If you compare Red bell pepper against most of the citric fruits, you will find that red bell pepper has more Vitamin C content. It helps to strengthen and maintain our immune system and is good for skin health as well. However, to include so much bell pepper to you daily diet may not be feasible and many do not like its taste as well.

These were few food sources, which you can include, in your daily diet to boost your immune system. However, it may be difficult for you to include these food items to your daily diet or even maintain a diet due to various challenges. In such case, supplementation can be quite beneficial. Try Fast&Up Charge Plus, a four way advanced immunity defense action formula to supercharge your immune system with goodness of Amla, Giloy along with added advantages of essential nutrients like Vitamin D3 and Zinc that help to boost immunity.

Neel Visaria
Neel Visaria
Health and Fitness

Neel is an expert blogger who just loves writing about health and fitness. He makes sure that his blogs are fun to read but also informative. Neel is committed to spread awareness through his blogs... Read More

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