Foods That Boost the Immune System

How to boost immune system, are there immune system booster foods? With the recent coronavirus pandemic outbreak, many people are worried about how to boost their immune system to protect against diseases. The immune system is made up of a complex network of cells, tissues and organs that work together and defend the body against infection.

One of the important cells involved are white blood cells, which destroy the disease-causing organisms. The immune system keeps a record of every germ it has defeated previously and destroys that germ quickly if it  attacks the body again.
Immune system
Immune system - Body's defense against diseases 

The immune system is the body's defense against infections.  A healthy immune system  fights against infections from germs, viruses and bacteria and keeps us healthy. So how to boost immune system?

Any food that keep your heart, lungs and kidneys healthy, will make your immune system healthy. But there is no single food that will strengthen your immune system. You should include foods that contain vitamins A, B, C, D and E and the minerals  zinc, potassium, selenium and iron in your diet.

The following foods are the best immune system boosters. You can grow these immune boosters  in your kitchen garden.

Citrus fruits

Vitamin C fights infection and may increase the production of white blood cells. Vitamin C also keeps skin healthy. Because our body does not store or produce it, we need to take it daily for continued health. Foods high in vitamin C are citrus fruits are lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, etc.

Papaya

Papayas have vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, and folate, all of which are beneficial to your overall health. It also has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains an enzyme called papain. Grow papaya from seed


Spinach

Spinach possesses antioxidants, beta carotene and vitamin C and vitamin E, which support our immune systems. Grow spinach from seed

Broccoli 

Broccoli contains potent antioxidants and  vitamin C. It is very good to support immune system.

Red Bell Peppers - Capsicums 

Red capsicums are a rich source of beta carotene and twice as much vitamin C as citrus, so these are very good as immune boosting food. Grow bell peppers capsicums in pots

Blueberries

Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables and spices, which can help boost a person’s immune system and boost longevity and wellness. The flavonoids improves the respiratory tract’s immune defense system which prevents upper respiratory tract infection. Grow blueberries from cuttings

Bananas

Bananas are rich in potassium, magnesium,vitamin B6, vitamin C and fibers, which reduces the risk of stroke, forms red blood cells, boosts the immunity, and ensures a healthy nervous system.
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Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, which can help reduce a sore throat, nausea, common cold and fever. How to grow ginger

Garlic

Garlic contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties due to sulfur compounds, allicinis which has immune boosting properties.
Garlic may also improve blood pressure, reduce cholesterol,prevents cell damage and slow down hardening of the arteries.

Turmeric

Turmeric contains high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties. Consuming turmeric may improve a person’s immune response and also prevent Alzheimer disease. Grow turmeric in pots

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