Articles 16 APR 2020
Top 10 Immune-Boosting Foods

All the more solutions are creeping up when it comes to boosting our body to help protect it from colds and the flu – especially with the pressure placed by Covid-19. We’re all about being healthy and chemical-free, so our favorite recommendation is the one that involves your local grocery store.

 

Here are the top picks of foods that you should be consuming:

 

Garlic

Garlic has many therapeutic properties. It allows you to fight against all kinds of infections and protects you from viruses thanks to its powerful antiseptic properties. During this epidemic period, it is recommended that you consume garlic regularly either in a salad or cooked (preferably steamed).

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are known to boost the immune system thanks to their antiviral properties. Rich in selenium, mushrooms have antioxidant properties. Eat them in a salad, with meat or fish. Prefer mushrooms from organic farming.

Citrus Fruits

These fruits are rich in vitamins C and help absorb iron in food. In addition, vitamin C has antioxidant properties and stimulates the production of a molecule capable of destroying microbes. You can consume citrus fruits every day starting with a warm lemon juice in the morning on an empty stomach.

Seafood & Oysters

Research has shown that iodine deficiencies can weaken the immune system. In addition, oysters are rich in zinc, a trace element that helps resist infections and microbes. Do not hesitate to consume oysters and seafood at least twice a week.

Fatty Fish

Oily fish are particularly rich in Omega-3s which are good fats for the body. Salmon, mackerel, sardines, or even smoked herring are ideal fish. Furthermore, they are also rich in vitamin D making them ideal for a good immune system.

Fermented Yogurts

Fermented yogurts such as Kefir, are natural probiotics that will protect your intestinal flora and thus fight against harmful bacteria.

Green tea

Tea, due to its diuretic properties, hydrates and cleanses toxins. Rich in antioxidants but also in polyphenols, it also restores energy and preserves your health capital.

Dark Chocolate

Very rich in magnesium, dark chocolate has polyphenols which in addition to its calming properties, also provides pleasure. We know that stress weakens the immune system therefore you may consume 2 squares of dark chocolate 80% cocoa per day, guilt free!

Vegetables

During an epidemic period, you will need to consume a lot of vegetables and especially green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach as well as carrots, which are rich in vitamin A.

Do not hesitate to play around with the vegetable options and also consume them in juices via the use of an extractor. Ideally try to opt for seasonal and local vegetables.

Ginger

This condiment, widely used in cooking, is renowned for its anti-inflammatory, revitalizing, antioxidant, toning and stimulating properties. For centuries, ginger has been used all over the world for its anti-infectious properties. You can use it in your dishes but also grated in a herbal tea or simply added to hot water.

 

 

 

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