As the news tells us that Covid has begun a resurgence, 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 the 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.
Your mother was right about eating your roughage. Spinach not only tastes great, but it has flavonoids, carotenoids, and a host of vitamins that help keep your immune system strong.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We’ve heard it, but why do we say it? Because apples are chock full of vitamins and minerals that keep our immune systems supported.
8. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes have a lot of the same vitamins and minerals as carrots, which is why they both share that rich orange color. So eat your colors in fruits and vegetables.
Ever wonder why we eat chicken noodle soup when we don’t feel well? Chicken has protein, which is full of zinc. Zinc helps build T-Cells that help fight infection.
10. Citrus Fruits
Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and other citrus fruits are full of none other than Vitamin C, which builds up your immune system all the more.
At a time when fighting illness and infection is of the utmost importance, these fruits and vegetables are just what you need to give your immune system an all-natural boost.