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Top 5 Foods to Boost your Immune System

Updated on July 29, 2020

Foods to Help Boost your Immune System

As we live through the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle while we quarantine ourselves at home. From exercising for 30 minutes to eating a variety of nutritional foods, doing these simple tasks each day can help us fight through our current situation. But, the most important thing we need to focus on is boosting our immune system to provide a strong defense from invading pathogens. Here is a small list of beneficial foods that can ensure good stability for your immune system:


1. Ginger

Ginger is a type of food that can be consumed in various ways. It can be used in teas, soups, and even salads. Ginger is also an antioxidant, which means that it can decrease inflammation. Therefore, it is used to calm sore throats and other inflammatory responses.


2. Green Tea

Green tea is a common beverage in Japan, China, and many other parts of Asia. It provides antigens like alkylamine, which trains the body to use its pathogens to fight against them. As a result, if someone catches a cold or the flu, the body would know how to respond and target the invading antigens effectively.


3. Broccoli

Even though broccoli isn't liked by many, it still has many beneficial properties for the immune system. It provides vitamins A, C, and E. Intaking a good amount of Vitamin C can help develop antibodies in the immune system. Also, broccoli acts as an antioxidant, which provides an immune boost for the body.


4. Spinach

Mostly used in salads, spinach is a vegetable that is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants. These vitamins can help boost the immune system, produce white blood cells, and maintain the antibodies in the immune system.


5. Watermelon

Watermelon is a common fruit to eat in the summer and it has a sweet flavor that most can't resist. But despite its sugary-like taste, it obtains an antioxidant, glutathione, that can boost the immune system to help defend the body from various infections.


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