Do you want to strengthen your immune system, keeping it strong and able to fight off those nasty bacteria that creep around your homes and offices? Germs that cause sickness and infection are always threatening to invade, so finding ways to keep your immune system healthy and strong is very important.
In addition to eliminating stress, exercising regularly, keeping your hands washed, and getting lots of adequate sleep, eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals will keep you feeling strong and virus-free. We’ve compiled a list of some of the yummiest immune system-boosting foods out there.
-Grapefruit: We have lots of these in our stores right now. Did you know that grapefruit can help you fight off damages of free-radicals that can cause cancer? Grapefruit juice also has huge amount of antioxidants that can help keep your immunity up while fighting off disease.
Oranges: These little beauties are known for high vitamin C content and also contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammatory health conditions like arthritis or asthma. There are also studies that show a reduction in hypertension and a reduced risk of death associated with cardiovascular disease. Oranges are also full of other minerals, vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to help itself stay strong and healthy.
Garlic: If citrus isn’t your thing, then boost your garlic intake. It helps increase anti-body production and helps multiply virus-fighting white blood cells!
Omega-3 Foods: Foods rich in omega 3 are great ways to keep you strong and healthy. Fish, walnuts, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts are all foods to incorporate into your daily diet.
So if staying healthy is on your to-do list, be sure to stop into your local Zupan’s and check out our selection of fresh fruits and veggies! Your immune system and your taste buds will thank you for it!