Immune-boosting foods proven to reduce your risk of infection
As COVID-19 test kits reach key areas across the country and opportunities to be tested rise, the world eagerly waits as health experts explore possible cures and develop vaccines for future protection. A proven and effective way to toughen your immune system includes a nutritious diet filled with nutrients your system relies on.
Although you’re likely familiar with the many letters paired with “vitamin” like K, D, and C its doubly important to know what food sources provide your body with these immune system essentials. In a recent article reported by CNN Health, they breakdown the key foods, preparation methods, and boosting effects they play in improving health.
Some of the immune-boosting staples include:
Grapefruit, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kiwi
Increases antibody levels for best protection
Tofu, cheese, canned salmon, mushrooms
Reduces & kills spread of bacteria/viruses
Chickpeas, seeds, beef, yogurt, wheat germ
Immune system cell growth
Mangoes, sweet potatoes, squash, apricots, carrots
Supports response to toxins and foreign agents
Lentils and beans, cottage cheese, poultry, chickpeas
Critical building block for immune cells
To learn more about these, and other immune boosting foods, visit CNN Health.
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