Boost Your System

The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the importance of having a healthy immune system.

However, the Times Now News website reminds us that these foods can help everyone fight off infections more easily:

Vitamin E. An antioxidant, this nutrient helps the body fight off infection by neutralizing free radicals. It also helps your body’s cells regenerate. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and avocados.

Vitamin D. Naturally created through exposure to sunlight, this vitamin is phenomenal at supporting bone growth and helping the body absorb calcium. Vitamin D is naturally found in red meat and oily fish, and it is also a commonly added supplement to many cereals.

Protein. Protein contains amino acids essential for the function of T cells, which protect the body against pathogens. A diet with lots of protein can boost metabolism and also reduce appetite, aiding in weight loss. You'll find protein in meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, nuts and seeds.

Vitamin A. Known as beta carotene, this boosts the health of the intestines and respiratory system, protects eyes from night blindness and age-related decline, lowers the risk of certain types of cancer, and improves bone health. You can find vitamin A in carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, and red bell peppers.

Vitamin C. This helps stimulate the formation of antibodies. The body doesn’t produce or store it, making daily consumption essential to health. Fortunately, vitamin C is found in many foods, like fruits including lemons, oranges, grapefruits and strawberries, as well as vegetables such as bell peppers, spinach, kale, and broccoli.


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