Top 6 foods to boost immunity

A healthy immune system is the strongest defense against infectious diseases and a key to good health. Improving the body’s natural ability to defend itself may help build a strong resistance to infections.

Low immunity can be caused by a number of things, including poor diet, and some foods and supplements can help boost immunity.

#1 Amla

Amla has been used as an important home remedy for improving immunity to infections for centuries. It contains a lot of vitamin C, which aids in the production of white blood cells (WBC), which help the body combat infections and diseases. It’s also an excellent antioxidant.

#2 Guavas

Guavas are one of the most nutritious fruits and are rich in vitamin C. It contains four times as much vitamin C as oranges do. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and protects you against diseases and pathogens. Lycopene, vitamin C, and other polyphones are powerful antioxidants that protect against disease by neutralising free radicals formed in the body.

#3 Turmeric

Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to improve our immunity. Curcumin inhibits the production of many inflammatory molecules that cause virus-related damage. It also has antiviral properties since it slows down the virus’s replication. Curcumin reduces viral load as a result of this effect.

#4 Black Pepper

Black pepper is an antibacterial and antioxidant agent that also contains vitamin C, which boosts immunity and acts as an antibiotic. Pepper has been shown to increase the production of T-killer cells in humans.

#5 Oranges

It contains vitamin C, which aids in the improvement of our immune systems by protecting cells and promoting the growth and function of immune cells.

#6 Ginger & Garlic

Ginger is high in gingerols, which have been shown to boost immunity. Virus replication has been shown to be inhibited by gingerols.

Allicin, an active compound in garlic, is responsible for its antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It boosts WBC’s disease-fighting response, which strengthens the immune system.

I’ve also seen a correlation between low Vitamin D levels and poor immunity. So get a blood test to see what vitamins and minerals you’re missing. If any of these nutrients are deficient, speak with a nutritionist at a QUA NUTRITION clinic at +91-9743430000 for more information on a customised DIET and supplement plan.

Ryan Fernando is an Award-winning celebrity Sports Nutritionist with 2GUINNESS world record and 2 Olympic medals under his belt. His client list include Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar, cricketer Shikhar Dhawan & bollywood superstars Aamir Khan & Abhishek Bachchan. He is Chief Nutritionist at QUA Nutrition Signature Clinics.

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