While you’re doing your part to fight the Coronavirus by staying at home, spend a little extra time building a healthy immune system to give yourself and your loved ones an extra layer of protection. Boost your immunity by choosing healthy nutrient rich foods. Certain nutrients play an important role in your body’s immunity defense system. These nutrients are outlined below:
- Vitamin C– (food sources- berries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, bell peppers, watermelon, and broccoli)
- Beta Carotene– (food sources- carrots, broccoli, mango, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and spinach)
- Zinc– (food sources- whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, milk, seafood, and poultry)
Garlic and ginger also have immunoprotective properties and will be a great addition to your diet. You can add a little ground ginger to sauteed vegetables, marinades, and salad dressings for an Asian flair. For a side dish rich in anti oxidants, try sprinkling a little ground ginger on sweet potatoes.
Challenge yourself to include more of the aforementioned foods to strengthen your immune system and be sure to wash your produce before eating or using in recipes.
I hope this post helps keep us all a little healthier and stronger.
The Diet Duchess