As the news tells us that COVID has begun a resurgence with the Omicron BA.5 subvariant, many of us find ourselves in the same survival mindset as we were at the start of the pandemic, going day to day, trying to figure out how to keep COVID away from our families and ourselves. Fortunately, we’ve made a lot of advances in our fight against COVID, such as masks, cleaning, and vaccines.
There are other ways, however, of building immunity against COVID. A large part of building that immunity comes from the foods we eat. Studies have shown that several fruits and vegetables are filled with antioxidants and other vitamins and nutrients that help keep illnesses away.
Here are the top 10 fruits and vegetables that help build your immune system.
Blueberries may be small and tasty, but they pack a powerful punch when it comes to immunity building. Those little guys also have vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong.
Part of the cruciferous family, broccoli is one of the top vegetables to eat. It’s full of antioxidants, vitamins and a host of other vitamins and minerals.
Do you love almond milk? If so, it’s a great healthy alternative to regular dairy milk. Almonds have fiber and Vitamin E, making them great for your digestive system as well.
Carrots have Vitamin A and Beta Carotene. This helps them build your immunity and help with your eyesight.
5. Dark Chocolate
While it should be eaten in moderation, dark chocolate really does have health benefits. It has theobromine, which helps to build the immune system. So a piece of dark chocolate a day may help keep the doctor away.
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