days like today where everyone is trying to shield themselves against a
pandemic virus with gloves and face masks, the next most important step we can
take is to strengthen our immune system as much as possible, to give our bodies
the extra power to remain safe, and to defend off any nasties that might come
our way. The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing but
requires balance and harmony.
nutrient that acts as an antioxidant. To increase your vitamin C intake, add
these foods to your diet:
orange and grapefruit)
powerful antioxidant. Research suggests maintaining ample levels of vitamin E
is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system especially among older people.
mineral involved in the production of certain immune cells. Sources of zinc includes;
consumed are converted into vitamin A (a nutrient that helps regulate the
immune system). Carotenoids
are better absorbed when cooked or eaten with fat.
are a type of essential fatty acid known to suppress inflammation and keep the
immune system in check.Omega-3-rich foods includes;
containing large doses of antioxidants and other nutrients contained in whole
foods are sometimes referred to as natural immune boosters. Some evidence has
indicated that taking dietary supplements can have minimal benefits for the
immune system. In addition, these nutrients are better obtained from food than
from supplements. If you’re still considering taking them, it’s a smart idea to
speak with me.