Healthy foods provide many substances including minerals and vitamins that keep us healthy and strong . “A truly healthy immune system greatly depends on a balanced healthy diet. Other lifestyle practices that are good in fighting infections are exercising regularly and getting a good night's sleep.
Here are amazing vitamins and minerals to fight the Covid - 19 infection:-
Vitamin C aids in preventing infections and treating them faster incase one develops a major infection . The amazing sources of this vital vitamin are: Citrus Fruits, Spinach, Kale, Bell Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, Strawberries, Papaya(paw paw)
Vitamin E can be a powerful antioxidant that helps the body to fight off infections. This essential vitamin is highly critical in how the immune system functions. Vitamin E is present in high-fat plant foods such as: Almonds, Peanuts or peanut butter, Sunflower seeds, Oils such as sunflower and soybean oil ,Hazelnuts.
Vitamin A is a major infection-fighter and usually comes in two forms that is in animal foods such as fish, meat and dairy or from plant carotenoids such as Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Cantaloupe, Dark Green Leafy Vegetables.
Vitamin D is mainly gotten from the sun. It’s one of the most powerful nutrients for supporting the immune system. Food sources include Milk, Egg Yolks ,Mushrooms, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Soya Milk.
Folate is the natural form of the nutrient and folic acid is the synthetic form of the nutrient which is often added to foods because of its health benefits. To get more folate, it is advisable to add more beans and lentils to your diet on a regular basis, as well as dark leafy green vegetables. Avocado is another major source of this nutrient.
Iron is a very important nutrient which helps one's body to carry oxygen to cells and thus plays a part in many of the immune system processes. .The human body can more easily absorb heme iron which is iron from animal products , that tends to be abundant in: Red Meat ,Chicken. Iron is also available in plant foods such as Beans, Broccoli, Kale.
Selenium is highly powerful on the immune system as it prevents infections. Animal foods are the best sources of this vital nutrient in foods like: Meat, Liver, Poultry.
Zinc is an essential nutrient that is greatly needed for the production of new immune system cells. It’s found primarily in foods such as Lean Meats And Poultry, Baked beans, Yogurt, Chickpeas.
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