Five must-have immunity-boosting essentials in the pantry

Emphasis on boosting immunity has never been this central to conversations around us. Although Texas has officially opened up, the state is also witnessing a surge in the COVID-19 cases every day. If you are somebody who has joined back office recently or simply out a lot more – you must boost your immune system to protect yourself from infectious diseases like coronavirus. Refer to our simple yet effective immunity-boosting food guide :

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  • Citrus Fruits: Our body doesn’t make vitamin C, but we need it for immune function, bone structure, iron absorption, and healthy skin. Citrus rich foods such as oranges, lemons, strawberries, green vegetables, and tomatoes are a great source of C vitamins. The recommended dietary allowance for men is 90 milligrams (mg) per day, and for women, it’s 75 mg per day. You will get the recommended dosage of Vitamin C if you consume at least 5 servings of food and vegetables per day.
  • Walnuts: Besides being the number one anti-inflammatory food, walnut contains several nutrients that are integral for supporting a robust immune system, including Vitamin E, B6, copper, and folate. Nuts are also known to reduce the stress that has indirectly weakens immunity. Include a handful of walnuts in your everyday diet to reap the benefits of this superfood.
  • Sunflower Seeds: Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, and sunflower seeds are a rich source of this powerhouse vitamin. They also selenium which helps your body fight against certain cancers, while also helping your immune system to control cell damage.
  • Spinach: The versatile leafy vegetable can be eaten in with salads, soups, or pasta. Spinach contains vitamin A which is vital for supporting a healthy immune system, as well as mucosal tissues throughout your body that help to keep germs at bay. Plus, spinach contains vitamin C, which is a dominant immune-booster and vitamin E, which helps to safeguards the lungs and liver.
  • Garlic: Besides containing numerous vitamins and minerals that are critical to support a healthy immune system, garlic contains allicin which is a powerful component for fighting against bacteria and viruses. Studies have shown people taking garlic in their diet had less cold infections and colds than the group of people that did not take it.

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