Learn About Immune System Boosters
Citrus fruits – Because your body doesn’t produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C. With such a variety to choose from, it’s easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin to any meal.
Red bell peppers – If you think citrus fruits have the most vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, think again. Ounce for ounce, red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus.
Broccoli – Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many other antioxidants and fiber, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put on your table.
Garlic – According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, garlic may also help lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Ginger Ginger is another ingredient many turn to after getting sick. Ginger may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses.
Spinach – Spinach made our list not just because it’s rich in vitamin C. It’s also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems.
Yogurt – Yogurt can also be a great source of vitamin D, so try to select brands fortified with vitamin D.
Almonds – Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with the vitamin and also have healthy fats.
Green tea – Both green and black teas are packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant.
Kiwi – They are naturally full of a ton of essential nutrients, including folate, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C.