Prevent Getting Sick by Eating the Right Foods for Immunity
Even after a vaccine is developed for COVID-19, most people will be on high alert for germs. One of the best ways to get peace of mind though is by simply taking care of your health by boosting your immunity. And the best way to do that? By turning to natural foods and herbs that can give your body just what it needs to stay healthy and strong.
Work these things into your diet to stay well!
Herbs and spices
One of the most popular herbs from ancient times is that of turmeric. It’s got one of the best forms of antioxidants in it known as curcumin which helps remove infections. Garlic is another one to boost that immunity though it best serves you when it’s raw. Ginger has anti-inflammatory effects as well as adds more antioxidants into your system. Cooking with all of these can really help keep you healthier, plus they add more flavor too.
Regarded as the ultimate superfruit, blueberries can strengthen your immunity to protect from bacterial infections. This effect is enhanced when you make sure to take your vitamin D.
Sweet potatoes are filling plus they have plenty of vitamins A and C. You can top them with all kinds of things to make a tasty side dish or have it be the main event on your dinner plate.
Spinach is one of the best green vegetables you can ever eat. It has vitamins C and E, plus the more you chop it, the more lutein it gives you. Lutein is notorious for fighting inflammation, which is a symptom of something wrong in your body. Help those white blood cells out by eating more spinach!
Prebiotics and probiotics
Gut health plays a major role in your immunity and overall health. Probiotics are those healthy bacteria that hang out in your gut while prebiotics are what nourishes them. Prebiotic foods like bananas, wheat bran, and onions are easy to work into your diet. So too are those probiotic foods which tend to be fermented. Yogurt and kombucha are some of the more popular ones though if you like spice, try kimchi!
Combined with naturopathy, a holistic approach to your health and wellness, eating the right foods can bolster the immune system and keep it humming along. The pandemic might take a while to put behind us, but even after a vaccine, you should aim to stay healthy amid the common cold, flu, and other germs that tend to go around seasonally.
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