5 Simple Foods Sources to Boost Our Body Immune Systems

"The government has set a New Normal phase even though the Covid-19 pandemic has not been subsided. The regular activities will resume with health protocols as set by the government. Like it or not, we will keep fighting Corona virus. What are our weapons? Our good body immune systems!"

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  13/08/2020 16:32 WIB

3 Minutes read.

Body immune systems help us to fight everything that is harmful to our body. So, if our immune system is weak, we feel unfit and more likely to be susceptible to disease. A weak immune system is caused by several things, such as lack of exercise, stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, and lack of nutritious food.

Nutritious food plays an important role in maintaining our immune strength. What we eat has a big influence on the body’s work system. For example, if we often consume fried foods, you’ll have the risk obesity, a condition which can weaken the immune system.

So, what are the best foods to eat to boost your immune system? Vegetables and fruits are two types of good food sources to boost our immune system. Here are some examples.

  1. Citrus fruit

Citrus has lots of vitamin C which can increase the production of white blood cells to ward off infection.

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  1. Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges. In addition, red bell peppers are also a good source of beta carotene for maintaining healthy eyes and skin.

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  1. Garlic

Garlic can lower blood pressure and slow the process of hardening of the arteries. In addition, garlic also contains the compound allicin which can boost the immune system.

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  1. Spinach

Spinach is rich in vitamin C and contains antioxidants and beta carotene which increase the ability to fight infection.

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  1. Seafood

Seafood contains a variety of important nutrients for our bodies, ranging from omega-3 proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

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In addition to eating healthy foods, don’t forget to exercise regularly, manage stress well, and get enough rest to support the strengthening of the body’s immune system.