Supercharge Your Immunity with These Naturals
A variety of natural foods is available that not only helps to boost your immune system but also prevents common diseases from attacking you such as cold and flu. Consuming different type of nutrients through various foods help your immune system performs in the required manner.
Let’s Discuss Some Nutrients We Get From Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Grains, Etc That Enhance Our Immunity:-
1) Vitamin C
This is a very essential nutrient that can be added to your diet through various foods. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that fights free radicals (a type of unstable molecule damaging the immune system) and boosts the immune system of people under stress.
Add These Foods to Your Diet for Vitamin C Content:-
- Citrus fruits and juices such as oranges and limes
- Red and green peppers
- Kiwi fruit
- Acerola Cherries
- Sweet yellow pepper
- Brussels sprouts
Elderberries are a shrub that has been used for medicinal values for centuries. Its extract antiviral, anticancer, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Additionally, elderberry is high in flavonoids. People take adult syrup as a remedy for bacterial sinus infections, cough cold, and flu conditions.
As suggested by Dr. Sebi in his alkaline diet, this plant medicine works towards reducing swelling in mucous membranes and thereby helps in reducing the duration of infection. (It helps your immune system against the current COVID-19 infection too).
2) Vitamin E
Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant just like Vitamin C. And, the good news is, you can get it plentifully from various fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and other sources. Vitamin E is very crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system special among the elderly, fighting against viruses and bacteria as it helps in the formation of RBC. It helps the body to use vitamin k.
Additionally, vitamin E widens blood vessels and keeps blood from clotting inside them. Also, interacting with cells, vitamin E’s role in preventing various health issues like cancer, heart diseases, dementia, liver diseases, and stroke is under intensive research.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E is useful for fighting free radicals that can harm cells, tissues, and organs.
Listed Below Is Some Food Which Is A Rich Source Of This Water-Soluble Vitamin E:-
- Hazelnut/ filberts
- Peanut butter
- Fruit juices
Cartenoids belong to the class of antioxidants and are pigments found naturally in several plants. It is responsible for bright red, yellow, and orange colors in various fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients and have the very important antioxidant function of deactivating free radicals.
When carotenoids are consumed, they get converted into vitamin A which also boosts the immune system, and is essential to vision and normal growth and development of the body. Carotenoids have anti-inflammatory property and are sometimes associated with cardiovascular disease prevention too.
Carotenoids are absorbed easily in the body when they are cooked or eaten with fat.
Food Which Boosts Your Carotenoids Intake Is:-
- Bell peppers
Zinc is an essential mineral for good healths which metabolizes nutrients and maintain your immune system. Additionally, it prepares and grows your body tissues. As it cannot be stored in the body, therefore, you need to eat inefficient every day to ensure that your daily requirements met adequately. There are various sources of zinc so that you can make up for the requirement through your dietary intake rather depending on supplements alone.
These Are The Food Which Is A Rich Source Of Zinc:-
- Raisin bran
- seeds from squash and sesame seeds
- Nuts such as pine nuts and peanuts and almonds
- Whole grains like Ghanaian rice and quinoa
- Vegetables like kontomire
5) Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 fatty acid is a type of essential fatty acid that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and immune-boosting features. It is very helpful in protection against autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s diseases, ulcerative colitis rheumatoid arthritis. This fatty acid serves as energy for muscles, heart, and other organs.
Food Rich In Omega 3 Fatty Acids Includes:-
- Chia seeds
- Flaxseed oil
- Canola oil
- Hemp seeds
- Dandelion green
Omega 3 fatty acid as a vital component of the diet minimizes inflammation and keeps the body healthy by boosting the new system.
The benefits of a cup of tea are not confined to you enjoying but many herbal teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols and flavonoids which enhances the immune system and reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Spicing it with Ginger adds to the anti-inflammatory properties. You can add freshly grated Ginger to your still fried veggies as ginger has antibacterial and antiviral properties too.
The list of nutrients that maximize the health of your immune system is easily available in the market in their natural form through various edibles that you can consume raw and unprocessed. Many of these were recommended in Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet which claims to make the body disease-free without being dependent on traditional western medications.