It is vital to watch what we eat. As we get older, our immune system gets weak. The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. The immune system keeps a record of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again. Eating healthy food can improve your immune system. Below I have listed some foods that can boost your immune system.
Turmeric is an essential part of the traditional Kerala diet. Traditionally turmeric serves as an anti-inflammatory to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. High concentrations of curcumin responsible for the yellow color of turmeric can function as an immune booster (based on findings of animal studies). Nevertheless, Its traditional use as a cure still goes on in many rural areas.
Broccoli is another source of vitamin C. It also contains potent antioxidants, such as sulforaphane. For these reasons, it is a good choice of vegetables to eat regularly to support immune system health.
According to Medical News Today, Oranges and kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is the vitamin that many people turn to when they feel a cold developing. While scientists are still not sure exactly how it helps, vitamin C the duration of common cold symptoms and improve the function of the human immune system.
Honey is a holy grail immunity booster. It is also a treasure of multiple nutrients. The phytonutrients in honey have antioxidant properties and give it antibacterial and antifungal properties. They are also the reason for raw honey to show immune-boosting and anticancer properties. It is important to note that honey loses its benefits when it undergoes heavy processing.
Raw garlic fights bacteria, viruses, and fungi and therefore, can beat skin infections. To get the benefits, you have to use the real stuff, though, not garlic powder. Fresh garlic can also help in lowering cholesterol and keeping your heart healthy. Garlic contains allicin, a sulfur-containing compound, that is famous for its immune-boosting properties. Garlic is a common flavor element in all our curries and pickles. Strengthen your body’s defense with the help of this amazing spice in your food.
Above I mentioned five foods that you can eat to boost your immune system. There is a lot of kinds of food that you can eat, please always make sure that you eat healthy food.
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