16 Foods To Boost Your Immune System During Covid-19 | Healthy Mind — Think Big

With the spread of COVID-19, the whole world is fighting together. The best way to fight this pandemic is to take precautions and most importantly build strong immunity. Hi readers and welcome back to Heathy Mind — Think Big!

Your immune system is an intricate network that combats invaders like bacteria and viruses. You can strengthen it to fight off diseases. Keep your body’s soldiers fit and ready by eating foods that will give your immune system a boost. In today’s post, we will tell you the best foods to boost your immune system and keep you protected during these COVID times. From tomatoes, green tea, oysters, spinach to kiwi and more, read till the end to learn about all of them.

#01 TURMERIC:

This spice is more than just a delicious kick to your next dinner. It contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. This same compound is what lends turmeric its signature vibrant orange-yellow color. According to a study, curcumin activates the production of T-cells, which are the main cells fighting for your health in your immune system. Do you incorporate turmeric in your diet? Do you add it to your salad, tea, milk or prefer any other way? Tell us down below in the comments section!

#02 TOMATOES:

Tomatoes are a great food to eat when you’re sick due to their high concentration of vitamin C. A medium tomato contains more than 16 milligrams of vitamin C, which is fuel to your body’s immune system. In a study, vitamin C was shown to be a vital part of the body’s t-cells. A major component of the immune system. The researchers also noted that a deficiency in this nutrient can lead to a weaker immune system and lower resistance to certain pathogens that can lead to illness.

#03 WILD SALMON:

Wild salmon is filled with zinc, a nutrient that has been proven to reduce common cold symptoms. A study examined the effects of zinc on the common cold in children ages one to 10. Researchers found that zinc, in comparison to a placebo, significantly reduced the severity and duration of symptoms when taken within 24 hours of the onset of cold symptoms.

#04 PAPAYA:

Papaya delivers over twice your recommended daily amount of vitamin C in one fruit. Though you’re likely to eat a few slices on a salad or in a smoothie. It also contains an enzyme called papain that has anti-inflammatory effects. And inflammation is one factor in illnesses, so avoiding it can help your body fight off bacterial infections like sinusitis. It also contains potassium, vitamin B, and folate, which is a powerful cell rebuilder. People who are folate-deficient have compromised immune systems. Folate or vitamin B9 is a great vitamin to keep your cells healthy and strong. The recommendation is 400 micrograms a day, or get it from legumes, spinach, papayas, and avocados.

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