Foods that Strengthen your Immune System

If your immune system is strong and healthy, you can decrease your chances of getting sick and recover faster from diseases.

See what nutrients and foods you should include in your diet to improve your immune system.

  1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is recognized for its antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps maintain skin integrity, which acts as a protective barrier against infection.

Vitamin C sources: fruits like oranges, mandarin, guava, strawberries, acerola and lemon are rich in vitamin C and also broccoli, peppers etc.

2. Probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in your gut and stimulate your immune system.

Studies show:

  • Probiotics may reduce the risk of developing upper respiratory tract infections by up to 42%
  • Sick people who regularly consume probiotics are up to 33% less likely to need antibiotics.

Make probiotic foods a regular part of your diet. Probiotic sources are kombucha, kefir of milk and kefir of water, in...

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