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How Healthy Eating Benefits the Immune System

Benefiting the Immune System with Healthy Eating

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Even though many states are re-opening throughout the summer months, you MUST be wary and continue to prioritize and optimize your health by exercising and eating right.

Last week we covered exercise, so this week we are covering food. Like we shared on Facebook, we are NOT through this pandemic yet, so let us focus on building our immunity with what we put in our bodies!

What Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants are Good for Boosting Our Immunity?

  • Beta-carotene: reduces inflammation and boosts immune function by increasing disease-fighting cells in the body. Sources? Sweet potatoes, carrots, and green leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin C and E: destroy free radicals and support the body’s natural immune response. Sources? Red peppers, oranges, broccoli, spinach, and more.
  • Vitamin D: supplementation of this vitamin may reduce the risk of viral infections. Sources? Fortified cereals and plant-based milks and supplements.
  • Zinc: this mineral can help boost your white blood cell count, which defends against invaders. Sources? Nuts, seeds, beans, and lentils.

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