You know when your immune system is weak. When your body’s defences are down you’ll start feeling fatigued like you have the flu, you might get headaches, rashes and even joint ache. To get your immune system back into shape it needs specific nutrients from foods. Renergise your body to its maximum potential with these 10 superfoods:
- Citrus Fruits
A variety of Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes all contain essential Vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells that'd key to fighting infections. Getting your daily dose of Vitamin C will help build your immune system so it can keep all those viruses away.
Turmeric bright yellow colour is a bitter spice that’s common in curries. However, turmeric is also renowned as an anti-inflammatory treatment. The spice helps with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds contain powerful phosphorous, magnesium, Vitamin B-6 and the powerful Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a renowned antioxidant for its ability to regulate and maintain your immune system functionality.
- Green Tea
Tea is a renowned antioxidant that enhances your immune system. This is because green tea is packed with Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) and L-theanine that aids in the production of germ-fighting compounds in T-cells.
Ginger is a common flu or cold reliever. It helps decrease inflammation such as a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Apart from helping your immune system fight off sickness, Ginger may also help decrease chronic pain and cholesterol-lowering properties.
Broccoli is full of essential vitamins and minerals. From Vitamin A, C and E, as well as antioxidants and fibre, it’s one of the best superfoods to reboot your immune system.
Spinach is renowned for being rich in Vitamin C. But just like broccoli, spinach also has a variety of antioxidants as well as beta-carotene. Together they help your immune system’s fight against infections.
Choosing the right yoghurt is essential when you’re eating it to boost your immune system. This is because some yoghurts are loaded with sugar. Opting for plain yoghurts can give you a great dose of Vitamin D that helps regulate the immune system for a healthier you.
A half-cup of almonds provide nearly 100% of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin E. Getting enough Vitamin E is the key to a healthy immune system as it helps protect the cells needed to stop invading bacteria and viruses.
There’s plenty of powerful nutrients packed in a tiny kiwi. From folate, potassium, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C, everything in a kiwi is meant to help your body function better and keep your immune system in check.
Looking for ways to fit these superfoods into your daily diet? At Home Juice we have a wide range of cold-pressed juices, salads, smoothies and more available with all the essential nutrients your immune system needs to stay strong. View our energising products online or visit our flagship Docklands store today.