Immunity booster superfoods to defend the virus 2020.


It's no fun being sick in an ongoing pandemic situation, so we all do our best to stay healthy and today we're talking about boosting our immune system by adding food into your diet.

The immune system defends our body against germs, bacteria, and viruses, and keeps us healthy. A weak immune system will make us fall sick quite often. Are there immune-boosting foods? There is no single food that will boost the immune system. One should include foods that contain vitamins A, B,C, D, and E and the minerals zinc, potassium, selenium, and iron in the diet to keep all organs of the body healthy and defend the virus..

Three categories of food that are going to give us an extra boost that we need and it all starts with one that we all know and love and that's vitamin C it sure is vitamin C you've been hearing that since you're a kid and it is true so vitamin C specifically works to help boost and produce more white blood cells and so when we have any sort of infection or VIRUS that enters our system our immune system then deploys all these cells to attack it like little warriors so we can find vitamin C in citrus fruits red bell pepper broccoli spinach berries and all sorts of fruits and vegetables we all know about vitamin C.

Next category a lot of us have never heard of selenium into your diet. Selenium is a trace mineral that's found primarily in the soil. You will find selenium in mushrooms and spinach, Brazil nuts, and then animal sources you find selenium in eggs, tuna and poultry. Selenium acts as an antiviral property and it helps your cellular health so it can even on top of preventing colds and flu (One of the symptoms of the virus) by boosting your immune system. it can prevent cellular damage that could eventually turn the disease like cancer as well.

Next little category of flavors, we have garlic, turmeric, and ginger. Garlic has specific infection-fighting compounds add of fresh garlic cloves to your recipes to get that extra antiviral property and then with turmeric. Turmeric is a super antioxidant because of its compounds. Persimmon is another fruit has an anti-inflammatory property that can help with aches and pains that you get from the cold.

Foods That Will Boost Your Immune System:

 Eating different kinds of foods are very important to make sure you get all the vitamins your body needs.

Citrus Fruits:

citrus fruits


 Many people try taking vitamin C once they have a cold. But vitamin C can stop you from getting sick in the first place, by making white blood cells, which help fight infection. Some citrus fruits you can try are grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, and clementine. Since there are so many citrus fruits to choose from, it’s easy to have some with every meal. We all know that vitamin C can help fight off colds & coughs so make sure to eat plenty of vitamin C rich fruits like lemons and oranges mixed in with foods or as juice! Make sure to take vitamin C every day, because your body doesn’t store it.

Red Bell Peppers:

Red bell pepper


 Red bell peppers have double the amount of vitamin C as citrus fruits. They also have a lot of beta carotene, which keeps your eyes and skin healthy, while vitamin C keeps healthy skin.

 


Broccoli:

Broccoli


 Another vegetable with a lot of vitamins and minerals is broccoli. Broccoli is full of vitamins A, C, and E, and also a lot of antioxidants, which makes it one of the healthiest vegetables you can find. The best way to eat it is to cook it very little or not at all, to keep in as many vitamins as possible.

Garlic:

Garlic


Garlic is used in foods all around the world. It adds flavor to food and is very helpful to your health. It’s been known to fight infections for many years. Garlic is an age-old immunity booster! It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties and can prevent colds as well as reduce the length of a cold or flu


Ginger:

Ginger


Like vitamin C, ginger is something people start using after they have a cold. What people don’t know is that ginger can actually stop you from getting a cold too. ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps prevent cancer, arthritis, and even reduces period cramps! Add it to foods while cooking or boil it in hot water to make the perfect immunity-boosting,  

Spinach:

Spinach


Spinach is another vegetable that’s full of vitamin C, which helps the body fight infection. Like with broccoli, it is best to cook the spinach as little as you can, to make sure the nutrients are kept inside. This will add to its vitamin A and take away oxalic acid. Fiber, magnesium, and iron and help in cell division and DNA repair! Eat it raw or lightly cooked for the maximum benefits.


Greek yogurt:

Greek yogurt


To make sure that the yogurt you’re buying will help stop you from getting sick, look for ones that say “live and active cultures” on the label. These cultures can help your body fight sicknesses. Yogurts can also have a lot of vitamin D, so look out for those brands.

Turmeric:

Turmeric


Turmeric is a yellow, bitter spice that’s used in a lot of curries. It has been used to keep down swelling in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis for many years. Also, it’s just become known that the curcumin that gives turmeric its color can help with muscles hurt from exercise.


Poultry:

Poultry

 Chicken soup doesn’t only make you feel good once you’re sick, but it can also keep you from getting sick. Poultry, like chicken and turkey, has a lot of vitamin B-6. Just 100 grams of light turkey or chicken meat has 40-50 percent of the B-6 you should have every day. chicken is the perfect source of protein and eating it in a steaming hot soup is even better. The bones used to make the soup help in healing and immunity and improve symptoms when you’re sick too!

 Papaya:

Papaya


Another fruit full of vitamin C is papaya. One papaya has 224 percent of vitamin C you should have in a day. Papaya has papain, a digestive enzyme that keeps down swelling in the body. It also has potassium, B vitamins, and folate which is good for your health.



Watermelon:

Watermelon


 Watermelon contains potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C which will keep your kidneys strong and prevent any weakness or fatigue. It has a low-calorie count too so you never have to feel guilty about indulging!


Lentils and Beans:

Lentils and Beans


lentils and beans are an important source of protein for your body that keeps you strong and boosts your immunity.



Soothing tea:

Soothing tea


 You can even take ⅓ teaspoon 3 times a day to reduce cramps. Turmeric is the golden ingredient that solves every problem. Taking a teaspoon, a day has been suggested to prevent cancer and heart disease as well as prevents arthritis and muscle damage. It has even been used as an anti-bacterial on cuts or rashes!

Green tea:

Green tea


Green tea contains antioxidants that help boost immunity and also contain lipids that reduce the risk of heart disease! It also helps boost metabolism so you’ll be burning calories while staying healthy!



Fermented foods:

Fermented foods


The majority of fermented foods contain probiotics and we have probiotics. we're helping feed the healthy bacteria in our gut so when you have a healthy gut and when you're protecting that part of your immune system, you're boosting all the different systems in your body


Sweet potato:

Sweet potato


sweet potato gives you more than a day's worth of betacarotene Which your body converts to vitamin A and keeps your immune system strong.



Red kidney beans:

Red kidney beansRed kidney beans are high in immune-boosting components as well. They're high in fiber and help decrease the risk of heart disease.


Daber chaywanprash:


  

  • Dabur Chyawanprash is a time-tested Ayurvedic formulation of more than 41 Ayurvedic herbs that aid in boosting the immune system, thereby protecting the body from everyday infections like cough & cold etc. caused by bacteria, viruses, dust and weather change.
  • In Sanskrit, the word ‘prash’ stands for a specially prepared food and ‘Chyawan’ was the name of the sage for whom this Ayurvedic nutritive formula was concocted to restore his youth & vitality. Thus the name ‘Chyawanprash’. As a health supplement, Dabur Chyawanprash can be taken by people from all age groups- kids, adults, and elderly people alike for supreme health benefits.
  • As a proven and rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, Dabur Chyawanprash provides a multitude of health benefits.

Conclusion:

 I would suggest to keep these foods in your daily meal and strengthen your immunity. 

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