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Build an Immune-Boosting Diet

By Stepy Kamei

No matter what's going on in the world, it's never a bad idea to focus on keeping your immune system robust and strong. The immune system is what protects you from viruses, illnesses, and many other potential health issues. It may seem like a daunting task, but in reality there are plenty of simple yet effective habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle in order to boost your overall immunity. It shouldn't be surprising to learn that, in addition to its countless other health benefits, a healthy and nutritious diet can positively benefit your immune system. Keep on reading to learn more about the types of foods you should be incorporating into your meals and snacks for optimal immunity.

Citrusy Fruits

If you've ever heard about the trick of loading up on Vitamin C in order to recover quickly from a cold, it shouldn't surprise you to know that having citrus fruits on hand is a great way to boost your immune system. That's because fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, and tangerines contain loads of Vitamin C. This vitamin is believed to boost the white blood count in the body, which can help fight off infections.

Garlic and Ginger

Do you like adding a little spice or kick to your meals? Fortunately, that's good news for more than your taste buds, as the spices garlic and ginger are known for improving immune system health as well as flavoring up your favorite foods. Garlic is known for its ability to fight and even prevent infections, due to the allicin compound it contains. Meanwhile, ginger is known to reduce inflammation and ease symptoms of a poor immune system response, including nausea and muscle aches.

Dark, Leafy Greens

Spinach, bok choy, and broccoli are already the staples of a healthy diet, but it's important to single out their ability to improve immune system health too. That's because these veggies contain loads of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants -- all of which have been shown to boost the immune system naturally.

Green Tea

Speaking of antioxidants, you may want to consider switching out your morning cup of coffee with a cup of green tea instead, at least every once in a while. Green tea is chock-full of immunity-boosting antioxidants. Furthermore, it contains the amino acid L-theanine, which may aid the body's T-cells in fighting off germs.

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