What foods you should eat during Covid to boost your immune system!

What foods you should eat during Covid to boost your immune system!

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 viewers and welcome back to Bestie! 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 video, 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, watch till the end to learn about all of them.

Turmeric.

What foods you should eat during Covid to boost your immune system!

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!

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.

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. 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.

Green Tea.

Green tea is not only one of our  recommended best teas for weight loss, but it’s  also one of the best sources for strengthening  the immune system. It contains flavonoids,  an antioxidant that boosts immunity, plus it  has anti-inflammatory properties. According  to a study, the antioxidant catechin, which is  heavily prevalent in green tea, is known to be a  powerful antibacterial and antiviral. It has been  shown to kill off bacteria and influenza virus.

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms are great for boosting  your immunity, according to a study.  Research suggests that participants who  ate shiitake mushrooms every day for four  weeks had a significant increase in numbers  and strength of immunity-boosting T-cells.  They also noticed a reduction in  inflammatory-inducing proteins,  proving that shiitake mushrooms also  act as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Oysters.

Oysters are a nutritional  powerhouse from the sea. One 3 ounce  serving of Pacific oysters provides 190  percent of the daily value of selenium,  45 percent of iron, and 20 percent of  vitamin C. And all for just 140 calories.  It also contains 16 grams of high quality protein.  The seafood also provides zinc and vitamin A.  All these vitamins and minerals are  critical for proper immune function.

Low Fat Yogurt.

Nutrition guidelines recommend  adults eat 3 servings of dairy products per day.  Low fat yogurt provides 11 grams of protein,  250 calories, and almost 400 milligrams of  calcium per 8 ounce serving. It can also help  meet your daily requirement for vitamin B12,  vitamin D, and vitamin B2.Adequate levels of vitamin D is necessary  for robust immune function. Yogurt is rich  in certain probiotics that boost immune  function and may even help reduce both the  length and severity of colds. Beneficial  gut flora are needed for proper digestion,  detoxification, and stronger immunity. Probiotics  can even help reduce eczema symptoms in babies.

Spinach.

Spinach gets top billing as a superfood  thanks to its high content of folate, vitamin A,  vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and iron. The  nutrients in it boost immune function and  provide your body with necessary nutrients  for cell division and DNA repair. You can  reap maximum benefits from spinach by eating  it raw or lightly cooked to preserve nutrients. Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes  are top sources of beta carotene,  a precursor to vitamin A. This nutrient  aids your immune system by helping to  produce white blood cells, which  fight off bacteria and viruses. It also helps form the mucous membranes that  line the respiratory tract, which acts as a  protective barrier to keep germs out of your body.  A baked sweet potato packs over 150 percent of the  daily vitamin A goal. You can top a baked sweet  potato with nuts or seeds for a healthy snack.

Garlic.

Research lends credibility to garlic’s  immune supporting capabilities. In one study,  volunteers were randomly assigned to receive  either a placebo or a garlic supplement daily  for 12 weeks throughout the cold season.  The garlic group experienced significantly  fewer colds compared to the placebo group, and  they recovered faster if they did get infected. Further research has confirmed that aged garlic  extract may enhance immune cell function. Reach  for fresh garlic cloves rather than a supplement.  Add it to cooked veggies, soup, or broth. The benefits of Garlic are not just restricted  to increasing immunity. There are plenty other  reasons why it’s good for your body and why you  should make it a part of your daily diet. To know  what they are, watch this video titled “Eat Garlic  Every Day And This Will Happen To Your Body”Now back to the best immunity  boosting foods during COVID 19.

Almonds.

The vitamin E in almonds  will help ward off colds and flu  and is key to your immune system humming along.  It’s a fat-soluble molecule, meaning it  requires the presence of fat to be absorbed. A half-cup serving, or 46 whole, shelled almonds,  provides almost 100 percent of your RDA of vitamin  E. They are great for you but they don’t come  with a free pass, since 1/4 cup serving has 162  calories. So they come with a heavy price in  calories. Throw them into smoothies instead.

Kiwi.

Kiwi contains vitamin C, vitamin K,  potassium, and folate in abundance. Vitamin C is a  potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals  and prevent cell damage. It also helps in boosting  the production of white blood cells that fight  infections. You can eat kiwi on a daily basis.  The fruit contains tiny seeds that are edible  and full of nutrients as well. You can simply  eat it alone, put it in fruit salad, or make a  smoothie out of it – the options are endless. Sunflower seeds: Sunflower seeds are packed with  nutrients and minerals, including vitamin E,  vitamin B-6, magnesium, and phosphorus. Vitamin  E is considered a potent antioxidant that is  beneficial for the immune system’s health.  The best part is that it also enhances the  flavor of the food you are preparing, due  to its spicy punch. You can add sunflower  seeds to your salads, soups and seasoning  of certain foods like chicken, for sautéing.

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