Immunity is everything right now! Immunity is the body’s ability to protect itself from foreign invaders such as infection and viruses. A strong immune system is the first line of defence. Unfortunately, as we age, our immunity starts to deplete due to our lifestyles and environmental and work pressures. Hence, it has become absolutely essential to keep fortifying our immune systems, to boost our immunity.
Start by including the following ten inexpensive foods into your diet to boost your immune system.
AMLA: The Indian gooseberry is an age-old immunity booster. The richest natural source of Vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant. It helps the body fight against various infections due to its astringent and antibacterial properties.
JAMUN: The high Vitamin C and other antioxidants help stimulate the production of white blood cells and strengthen our immune system. Vitamin C also helps in the formation of collagen, which aids in keeping the skin looking young. The dietary fibre in white Jamun helps control blood sugar levels while managing weight.
CARROTS: The beta-carotene in carrots converts to vitamin A in the body and helps boost the immune system. The system, in turn, produces T cells and other infection-fighting killer cells. The addition of vitamin B6 also boosts the production of antibodies.
FLAXSEEDS: A rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, flaxseeds improve the immune system by protecting the body from bacteria and viruses. The anti-inflammatory properties also help in preventing asthma.
LEMONS: A natural antioxidant and an excellent source of vitamin C. Lemons restores the body’s acid-alkali balance and maintain the body’s pH levels, supporting the healthy bacteria, as opposed to the harmful bacteria which thrives in acidic conditions.
MUSHROOMS: An excellent source of vitamin D, which is essential for immunity.
GARLIC: Garlic is high in antioxidants. It also stimulates the production of natural killer cells in the body and thus boosts the immune function.
SWEET POTATO: The richest source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, is essential to a healthy immune system.
BARLEY: Reduces the chances of cold and flu. The high iron content also improves blood volume and prevents anaemia and fatigue. It boosts immunity and speeds healing in the body.
CHICKPEAS: An excellent source of zinc and copper that helps in the healthy functioning of the immune system by controlling inflammation.
Make these foods a part of your diet and boost your immune system!
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