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5 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System
5 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System
15 Apr 2021

There are superfoods that you can include in your diet that can act as an all-around immune system booster, especially during the pandemic. Here are five foods to start adding to your diet to keep your body performing at its best.

Vitamin C

Eating foods that are in season can make shopping for superfoods affordable and easy to find. One thing that should form part of your diet are foods rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and can be beneficial for boosting your immune system which can be compromised if you are under stress. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C are:

 

Broccoli

Berries (Strawberries, raspberries, blue berries) 

Green & Red peppers

Citrus fruit

Kiwi

Limes & lemons

 

Ginger

The versatility that comes with ginger means that you can enjoy most dishes and drinks with it. It is also a superfood that can help reduce inflammation, relieve pain and boost your immune system. However, it should not be seen as a cure for things such as the COVID-19 virus. 

 

Leafy greens

Your plate should be made up of 50% of vegetables to give a healthy balance in your diet. The best food groups are leafy greens because of the variety they offer and the amount of nutrients that are beneficial for boosting your immune system. Vegetables such as kale, broccoli, spinach, and green beans. Always remember to steam or flash fry in small amounts of oil to keep the nutrients locked in instead of boiling them away.

 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has similar benefits to Vitamin C by helping your body fight off infections. It offers a powerful boost for your immune systems. High-fat plant foods that are good for you are almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts or peanut butter. Having a healthy quantity sprinkled on top of a meal or eaten as a snack is an easy way to include Vitamin E into your daily diet.

 

Goji Berries

Goji berries are the definition of 'dynamite comes in small packages.' They contain a powerful mix of Vitamin C, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, and minerals making it a go-to superfood that can be included in any diet. You can have them as a snack or include them in your breakfast for something healthy and delicious.

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