Foods during COVID-19 pandemic

 

Coronavirus attacks the immune system, and you must be prepared to strengthen it, otherwise, this virus will most likely have you at its mercy.
I will firstly explain which foods can prevent this virus from taking hold and make you miserable, and then ways to strengthen your immune system, which will follow this article.

Button Mushrooms.
Mushrooms are high in selenium and B vitamins like riboflavin and niacin.
These minerals and vitamins are necessary for the immune system to work in tip-top form.
Mushrooms are also high in polysaccharides that boost immune function.

Acai Berries.
Acai berry is a black-purple fruit that is derived from the acai palm tree in Brazil, Trinidad, and certain parts of South America.
The fruit is high in anthocyanins. These flavored molecules are very potent antioxidants.
They combat oxidative stress in the body by mopping up free radicals.
Antioxidants are credited with boosting immunity and lowering inflammation in the body.

Oysters.
Oysters are a nutritional powerhouse from the sea. One 3-ounce serving of oysters provides 190% of the daily value of selenium, 45% of the daily value of iron, and 20% of the daily value of vitamin C, all for just 140 calories.
One 3-ounce serving of oysters contains 16 grams of high-quality protein.
The seafood also provides zinc and vitamin A. These vitamins and minerals in oysters are critical for proper immune function.

Watermelon.
Watermelon is an immune-boosting fruit. One 2-cup serving of watermelon has 270 mg of potassium, 30% of the daily value of vitamin A, and 25% of the value of vitamin C.
Watermelon also provides vitamin B 6 and glutathione. The body needs these vitamins, nutrients, and compounds for proper function.

Wheat Germ.
Wheat germ is the innermost part of the wheat kernel. It is the most nutrient-rich part of the grain. The germ is rich in B vitamins, zinc, and vitamin E
Sprinkle wheat germ on top of yogurt or cereal or add it to a shake.

Low-fat Yogurt.
I use Greek Style All Natural Yogurt.
Adults should consume 3 servings of dairy products per day. Low-fat yogurt provides 11 grams of protein, 250 calories, and almost 400 mg of calcium per 8-ounce serving.
Low-fat yogurt can also help meet your daily requirements for vitamin B 12, vitamin D, and vitamin B 2 (riboflavin)
Adequate levels of vitamin D and other nutrients are necessary for robust immune function.

Super Spinach.
Spinach gets top billing as a superfood thanks to its high content of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and iron.
The nutrients in spinach boost immune function and provide the body with the necessary nutrients for cell division and DNA repair.

Green Tea.
Antioxidants in tea called polyphenols and flavonoids are credited with boosting immune function.
These compounds may also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Drinking green tea affects blood lipids, increasing good HDL cholesterol and decreasing LDL, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol.

Sweet Potatoes.
One medium sweet potato packs a whopping 120% of the daily value of vitamin A and 30% of the daily value of vitamin C, all for just 100 calories.
These vitamins are crucial for immune function and great for your skin.
Sweet potatoes are cholesterol-free and fat-free food.

Broccoli.
Broccoli is a nutrient-packed powerhouse to support your immune system. One cup of broccoli provides as much vitamin C as an orange.
This vegetable is also high in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron.
Broccoli supplies an array of B vitamins (B 1, B 2, B 3, and B 6)
Together, these vitamins and minerals help the immune system to run in top form.

Garlic.
People have praised garlic for ages for its immune-boosting properties. Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral,.and antifungal properties.
The bulbs are rich in antioxidants that quench free radicals that play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancers, and other conditions.
The antiviral properties may be helpful in reducing the severity of colds, flu, or COVID-19 infections (coronavirus)

Fermented Foods (Miso soup is one)
Miso soup has been a staple in Japanese cuisine for centuries.
Miso is a salty paste made from fermented soybeans. It is rich in probiotics that are beneficial for gastrointestinal health and boosting the immune system.

Chicken Soup.
Mom was right to make a pot of homemade chicken soup when you got sick. It turns out there are very real, scientific reasons chicken soup helps you get over a cold more quickly.
When cold viruses invade tissues of the upper respiratory tract, the body responds by triggering inflammation.
This inflammation signals white blood cells to move to the area and stimulates the production of mucus.
Canned chicken soup can ease cold symptoms too.

Pomegranate Juice.
Beneficial compounds in pomegranate extract have been found in lab studies to inhibit the growth of harmful types of bacteria.
Pomegranate extracts have antiviral properties against the flu, herpes, and other viruses.

Ginger.
Antioxidant compounds in the ginger root have potent anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Normal metabolic processes in the body, infections, and toxins all contribute to the production of free radicals, resulting in oxidative stress.
Antioxidants in foods like ginger quench free radicals and help guard against arthritis, cancer, and many other conditions.
Grate some fresh ginger and steep it in hot water to make tea.
Freshly grated ginger also makes a great addition to healthy stir-fried vegetables.

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