Food from your garden that boost your immune system

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

Despite being bombarded with ads offering that magical pill supporting your immune system, the first place to go, if you want to improve your health, shouldn’t be a local pharmacy, but your own garden! Of course, if you are still a gardener-to-be, your local grocery shop will do just as good.

Here are some great immune boosters you should remember about in your daily diet!

Citrus fruits

We all know they are rich in Vitamin C which help us fighting a cold but we don’t remember this micronutrient can’t be stored in our organisms. Eating them every day could do wonders  so why not start your day with a cup of lemon water or freshly squeezed orange juice?

Red bell peppers

One cup of red bell peppers (although nobody serves them in cups, of course) provides your body with daily requirement of Vitamins A and C, powers up your immune system and keeps your skin looking healthy. And the best part? They just need to be placed in some sunny spot to grow beautifully in your own garden!

Spinach

This leafy green turns out to be one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables in the world. Full of Vitamin C, beta carotene and numerous antioxidants is of great help while fighting an infection. One can a day was enough to make Popeye a film star – why not try to become one yourself?

Garlic

A must-have ingredient in almost every recipe and one of the best winter vegetables which is loaded with manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, selenium and fiber. Only for braves: one raw clove a day and you will become flu-proof!

Sunflower seeds

Every seed is rich in various nutrients including one of the most important for your immune system – Vitamin E. It has an ability to modulate host immune functions and stay as healthy as possible. You don’t need to supplement it – just add a handful of these seeds to your salad and that’s all!