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5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

2020-04-21T15:37:40+00:00 21st March 2020|

  1. Citrus Fruits 

ruby red grapefruit

You could take the tablets and drink the drinks, but they aren’t quite as tasty as the real thing, so to get your dose of vitamin C, load up on citrus-y fruits like grapefruit, oranges, and lemons.

2. Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Not only do they have B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, which keep your immune system healthy, but they also have  selenium. Research shows that individuals with low levels of selenium have a reduced ability to respond to viral infections.

3. Fermented Foods

Yogurt

To keep your immune system strong, add fermented foods into your diet. These foods—such as miso, pickles, olives, and yogurt—help increase the good bacteria in your gut (which is where the majority of your immune system is), and can up your production of antibodies.

4. Red Bell Peppers

Red Pepper

When you think vitamin C, you probably think citrus, but surprisingly, red bell peppers have twice as much Vitamin C as citrus, plus they’re a source of beta carotene. Who knew?

5. Broccolis

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Broccoli is packed with vitamins (A,C, and E), minerals, and tons of antioxidants, so if you want to get some serious bang for your veggie buck—go hard with the broccoli.

Credits: Delish US