YOUR NUTRITION AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Did you know that good nutrition is essential for a strong immune system❓ When we are able to keep up with key essential nutrients our body needs, it prevents us from a seasonal illness like flu🤧, arthritis, and abnormal cell development or growth such as cancer etc…We need to boost our immune system especially in this period of the dreaded ”CORONA VIRUS”.
Some immune-boosting nutrients include ;
1⃣ VITAMIN A: Helps protect against infection by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth👄, stomach🤰🏽, intestines and respiratory system healthy. Foods rich in Vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, spinach, red bell peppers, eggs .
2⃣ PROTEIN: Functions as the body’s defense mechanism. High Protein food includes seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs🥚, beans and peas, soy products.
3⃣ VITAMIN E: Works as an antioxidant, neutralizes free radicals and helps improve immune function. Foods that contain vitamin E are almonds, vegetable oils, hazelnuts, and peanut butter.
4⃣ VITAMIN C: Helps protect from infection by stimulating the formation of antibodies and boosts immunity. Vitamin C can be derived from oranges, pomelo🍊, grapefruit and tangerines, pawpaw, tomato juice.
5⃣ FOLATE: Essential for the growth and production of cells ✳such as white blood cells that are integral to your immune system . Examples of foods includes vegetables, fruits🍒, and dried beans and peas.
6⃣ ZINC: May help wounds heal. Zinc can be found in lean meat🥩, poultry, seafood, milk, whole grain products
7⃣ VITAMIN B6: Vital to supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B6-rich foods include chicken🍗 , fish such as salmon and tuna. Help protect yourself against infection and boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your eating🍲 plan today !!!.
If you need help planning your meal, then ASKDAMZ😁 …ALSO DO NOT FORGET TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER ALWAYS, AVOID CROWDED PLACES, WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP REGULARLY, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH UNCLEAN HANDS AND AVOID TRAVELING TO AFFECTED PLACES….ALL WILL BE WELL !!!