Foods that Boost Immunity
The immune system in our body protects us from the constant onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and pathogens. While the spleen, bone marrow, thymus, liver, lymph nodes, and white blood cells are the main components of our immune system, every part of the body including our mental and nervous system must be ¡n good health to build a strong defence system.
The Food Sources
What are vitamins, and how do they work?
Vitamin A And Carotenoids – Pumpkin, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, eggs, sweet potatoes, red and yellow bell peppers, green leafy vegetables, mangoes, melons and dairy foods.
Vitamin C – Broccoli, potatoes, parsley, green leafy vegetables, peas, kiwi, citws foods, bell peppers, mango, papaya, strawberries, cauliflower, asparagus, lemons and limes.
Health Problems And Diseases Caused By Vitamin C Deficiency
Vitamin E – Vegetable oil, nuts, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, avocados, tomatoes, apples and carrots.
Zinc – Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, poultry, cashews, almonds, chickpeas, yogurt and mushrooms.
Essential Fatty Acids – Avocado, olive oil, salmon, tuna, walnuts and flaxseeds.
Vitamin D Deficiency Causes, Signs, Symptoms – How to Overcome?
- A balanced diet comprising of complex carbohydrates, lean meat and adequate fibre
- Avoid sugar
- Avoid refined and junk food items
- Wheat grass therapy (to cure and prevent disease)
- Adequate sunlight
- Regular exercise
- Good hydration
- Beneficial bacteria
- Coenzyme 010 (CoQIO) for health