The immune system of our body does a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms.
But, sometimes it can fail too as germs can invade successfully and make you sick.
So, it is imperative to take every possible step to enhance the immune system by either changing your lifestyle or improving your diet.
Today, in this video of now you know, we will tell you about some easily available foods that will boost your immune system –
1. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits like grapes, orange, lemon, are a source of an essential micronutrient, Vitamin C which contributes to the improved health of your immune by increasing the production of white blood cells in your body which protects you from certain infections.
Since our body doesn't store or produce Vitamin C, it is imperative to consume these fruits daily, especially when you are sick.
Ginger is one of the most effective ingredients to which many turn to after getting sick. Ginger decreases inflammation, which helps in reducing sore throat, nausea, and cold.
Used in various food items and tea, it also decreases chronic pain and its anti-inflammatory properties boost our immune system.
Supercharged with antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can add to your diet.
The sulforaphane chemical in this vegetable turns on antioxidative genes and enzymes in immune cells that combat the free radicals in the body and prevents you from getting sick with cold and other illnesses. To keep its power intact, cook it as little as possible, or better, not at all.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is not only best for weight loss but has also had anti-bacterial and antiviral properties that help to fight off a cold starting bacteria and influenza virus.
While the L-theanine present in green tea aids in the production of germ-fighting compounds in T-cells, the antioxidants Catechin, EGCG and flavonoids present in it helps in enhancing the immune system.
Consume these food items and stay healthy!