During the cold season, you’re prone to catching a flu more than ever. Therefore, it’s essential to take care of your immune system and this is where a healthy diet can help.
Generally, nutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamin C are essential for a healthy immune system. For example, flavonoids found in tea, apples, cruciferous vegetables and other herbal foods can have many benefits for the immune system.
Below you can find a short list with five of the best foods you should consume during the cold season, in order to stay healthy!
Garlic is much more than a flavor. Specifically, it contains allicin, a sulfuric compound with very strong antioxidants. A study conducted in 2001 showed that people who took garlic supplements for 12 weeks had fewer colds. Also, those who got sick, but then ate garlic, got healthy again way faster.
Ok, but what about the smell? Don’t worry, there are a lot of supplements containing it!
Broccoli is loaded with vitamin C, a nutrient that protects our immune system. In fact, this food contains more vitamin C than an orange! As a bonus, it’s also very rich in calcium and fiber!
In order to harvest all the wonderful benefits of this vegetable, try ginger and broccoli shrimp. We guarantee that you’ll love it.
Potatoes contain starch and beta-carotene, which are ideal for a great skin. The body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, a viral nutrient for maintaining a strong immune system.
Vitamin A also keeps the mucous membranes of the nose and throat healthy. And they need to stay like that when the temperatures go down!
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