Nowadays we are living in constant threat of being infected with the novel coronavirus. As much as it's important to follow the health guidelines very seriously, we also need to prepare our inner health system so that it can fight with the virus let alone many other diseases.
That's why, it's very important that we eat healthy foods especially the ones which actively boost our immune system, reports CNN. Here is a list mentioned of such ten foods.
Almont is called a "superfood" for healthy diet. It is one of the healthiest nuts you can get. It's a nutritious tree nut, from the same family as peaches and apricots, is known for its many health benefits. A handful of almonds every day, about 24 pieces, can help lower 'bad' cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Don't be confused, garlic cannot treat coronavirus as you might have heard as rumours. But it's super beneficial for health. It is said to contain even the most critical antioxidants in existence.
Ginger has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Modern scientific research has proven that the beneficial effect of ginger comes from more than 100 bioactive substances. Alone ginger or any dish made by ginger as the dominant ingredient will be real helpful to boost immunity.
Sweet potatoes are not only very nutritious but also very healthy. They are packed with vitamin A, and a right amount of vitamin C. Besides, sweet potatoes contain beta carotene which can easily be transformed to vitamin A by our bodies.
Broccoli contains many essential substances like sulforaphane, which activates antioxidants and enzymes in our immune cells. These immune cells prevent free radicals – aggressive substances that damage body cells – from doing their destructive work. That is why, it is one of the healthiest vegetables available to us.
Though chicken made item is not just healthy but extremely delicious, but "chicken soup" is especially very fruitful to strengthen our immune system. It's a real classic dish to make you feel better when you're sick.
You can make this even healthier by adding carrots, mushrooms, chicken and broccoli.
Oranges are known to be packed with vitamin C. Earlier sixteenth century, sailors knew that citrus fruits could prevent scurvy. Vitamin C has an antioxidant function in the body and is necessary to maintain resistance. It protects our body against free radicals.They can cause damage to the body and cause diseases.
A regular orange or orange juice shouldn't be missing when you are ill. Try to drink homemade oranje juice rather than packaged ones. You can also add other fruits with a lot of vitamin C, such as grapefruit, mandarin or strawberries.
Mushrooms are famous for alternative protein. They arr low in calories and fat and rich in minerals, vitamins and fibre. Therefore, they also count as the recommended two ounces of vegetables per day.
Mushrooms are an essential source of vitamin B2, B3, folic acid and the minerals potassium and phosphorus, making them fundamental for your immune system.
Carrots are good for your eyesight but they also give your immune system a boost. Carrots are the best source of beta carotene. That is an antioxidant that is converted into Vitamin A in your body. This vitamin ensures that you always have enough white blood cells in your body.
You can get enough Vitamin A if you eat ten carrots everyday. Besides, your skin will also thank you by incorporating carrots in your diet. Carrots help achieve healthy and radiant skin. The vitamin A that your body gets from the beta carotene helps to protect your skin from the sun.
Chilli pepper is high in antioxidants and packed with vitamin C. It contains even more vitamin C than a lemon. Don't eat whole chilli pepper just like that, but it is ideal for making soup, for example. Besides, chilli peppers are rich in capsaicin, the substance that is responsible for peppers being so spicy. Capsaicin has several health benefits. It is not for nothing that this substance is also used in throat lozenges and certain medicines for pain and itching.