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How to boost immunity by eating the right food during Covid-19?

Boot Immunity with food

This is a crucial period for all of us. Every day we have to fight with an unseen yet mortal enemy Covid-19 while attending to our daily work and routines. At a time as such, it is important to get ourselves prepared to face any sort of infection or disease mentally as well as physically. To make ourselves strong and healthy it is of utmost importance to take care of our immunity to stand against many health issues.

When the immunity system is considered, there are certain foods you can consume to boost your immunity in no time. By taking food that helps to improve your immunity can make you a healthier and a stronger person who can almost control the effect if the virus takes you over.

Below are three types of food you can consume to boost your immunity to defeat Covid-19.

Antioxidant foods
Antioxidants are chemicals that support reducing or stop damage caused by free radicals such as Aging, Cancer, Heart diseases, Diabetes and so on. Food which contains antioxidant, are usually rich in Vitamin B, C and E. Foods enriched with antioxidants help to improve your immunity. 

Some of the foods containing antioxidants are,

  • Strawberries
  • Dark Chocolate 
  • Kale
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Purple, Blue and Red grapes
  • Green tea

Citrus fruits                                                                                                                          

According to the American dictionary, Citrus can be defined as any of a group of plants that produce juicy fruits with a slightly sour taste. These fruits are rich in Vitamin C. When you take citrus fruits regularly, nutrients in them tend to protect you against several diseases such as Heart disease, Cancer, Brain dysfunction and Kidney stones. Research findings claim that Vitamin C supports the production of white blood cells which fight against illnesses and diseases.

Citrus fruit Lemon

Examples for citrus fruits are,

  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Tangerine
  • Grapefruits

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are foods that have undergone controlled microbial growth and fermentation. These foods support to cure of Gastritis, Acidity of the stomach and constipation. Taking fermented food regularly helps your stomach to be healthy which will boost overall immunity.

Some common fermented foods are,

  • Yoghurt
  • Homemade pickles
  • Kimchi
  • Cheese
  • Miso
  • Tempeh

 

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