8 Foods to Boost Your Immune System During This Pandemic

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Posted on 04/02/2020

The coronavirus pandemic seems to be spreading more here in the US and as we take calculated steps to stop it’s spread, we at Geauxing Places Travel would love to do our bit. That’s why we’ve written this article outlining some of the foods that you can eat to help you boost your immune system during this pandemic. The stronger your immune system, the safer you are.

  • Citrus Fruits
  • This is because they contain Vitamin C which is great for building up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells which are key to fighting infections in your body. Popular citrus fruits are Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons, limes and clementines.

  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Red bell peppers contain twice as much Vitamin C as any of the citrus fruits mentioned above. They are also a rich source of beta carotene which is known to keep your eyes and skin healthy. We’d advise that you make red bell peppers a part of your meals this period.

  • Broccoli
  • In Broccoli you’ll find Vitamin A, C and E. You’ll also find lots of other antioxidants and fiber. To get the most out of this vegetable that is supercharged with vitamins and minerals, cook it as little as possible or not at all.

  • Garlic
  • Garlic is great for fighting infections, lowering your blood pressure and slowing down the hardening of the arteries. Its immune-boosting properties seem to come from the heavy concentration of Sulphur containing compounds like allicin which can be found in it.

  • Ginger
  • Ginger is known to help decrease inflammation, reduce a sore throat and also decrease nausea. It is also known to possess some cholesterol-lowering properties and can help with chronic pain.

  • Spinach
  • Spinach is not only rich in vitamin C but also has numerous antioxidants and beta carotene. Just like broccoli, spinach is best when cooked as little as possible. Light cooking of this vegetable enhances its Vitamin A giving properties and allows other nutrients to be released from it.

  • Yogurt
  • Yogurt can help stimulate your immune system to fight diseases. It can be a great source of Vitamin D which helps to regulate the immune system and boost our body’s natural defense against diseases. The best kind are those with live and active cultures such as Greek Yoghurt. You should also go for plain yogurt which you can then sweeten yourself by adding healthy fruits or some honey.

  • Green Tea
  • Green tea is packed with flavonoids and epigallocatechin which are both types of antioxidants. It is also a good source of amino acid L-theanine which is suspected to aid in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.

    We at Geauxing Places Travel in Denham Springs, Louisiana, advise that you eat right and stay safe this period. Don’t also forget that when it comes to travel service, we are the best company for you. Have more questions? Give us a call today!

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