The pandemic has brought to our attention many glaring issues in our society and lifestyles. One of them is how we take our immunity for granted. In order to combat any kind of illness, our immune system works astonishingly hard. No really, it is amazing how hard our body works to keep us healthy. Perhaps we should help it fight off disease by giving it a little boost.
There are many to help our immune system from exercising regularly to sleeping well. Eating the right foods is an important factor that could help you recover from illness.
Here are some foods that you can start focusing on to give your immune system some extra helpers:
- Everything Citrus
Vitamin C helps reduce inflammation and what better place to get those troopers than from citrus fruits. Grapefruits, oranges, limes, lemons, tangerines, and clementines are all excellent sources of Vitamin C. So get these in your grocery bags that next time you shop.
Spinach is another fantastic source of Vitamin C as well as antioxidants and is generally just a nutrient-rich food that can be had with smoothies, salads, and curries.
Elderberries are known to be a remedy for cold and flu as they have anti-inflammatory properties. This berry is a popular immunity booster that can reduce the duration of a cold.
Our Blushing Bery tea from Tease Tea contains elderberries and is a lovely mid day pick me up!
An age-old immunity accelerator, this plant has proven benefits. This herb takes a very long time to grow depending on the variety being grown but promises several benefits for health, especially when its flu season. Ginseng can be had raw and as is, or it can be added to meals in the form of soups, teas, and other hot beverages.
Try the Focusify Tea by Tease Tea for a healthy yummy cup of Ginseng
Turmeric is yet another traditionally appreciated spice that has compounds proven to be beneficial for health. Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, is the one to thank for the numerous benefits of the spice. Bright yellow and flavorful, this spice is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory that can prevent many diseases. It is also said to be excellent for your skin, hence the use of turmeric in skincare products as well.
So go on and give your immune system the boost it needs, and help it battle those diseases. These, of course, are not cure-alls but would definitely prove helpful to build robust protection against health problems.
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