The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is dangerous for everyone. No matter what race, age, gender, nationality, or religion, everyone is at risk.
However, there are multiple factors that govern the severity of the risk that the virus poses to individuals.
It has been discovered that the COVID-19 virus is a bigger threat to people whose immune systems aren’t strong, no matter what the reason.
Thus, people who do not have strong immune systems need be even more careful during the pandemic. However, there are various food items that can help strengthen the immune system.
Nutrition scientist Kim Bowman revealed the top 5 food items that can help boost your immune system.
Let’s find out what they are.
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WHICH FOOD ITEMS CAN HELP STRENGTHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO BETTER RIGHT CORONAVIRUS?
Bowman said –
“Quality nutrition is key in proactively strengthening the immune system to avoid getting sick.
The shiitake mushroom is native to East Asia. It is used in many Asian cuisines.
According to Bowman, “an extract of the cultured shiitake mushroom mycelia, AHCC, has been shown to activate cellular immune function and help defend against various viral infections.”
“Bone broth supports immune function by promoting the integrity of the gut lining and reducing inflammation caused by leaky gut syndrome.”
It supports gut health as it contains large amounts of collagen and amino acids, including glutamine.
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Bowman referred to a study that showed that participants who supplemented with garlic versus a placebo either were less likely to get sick or had a faster recovery.
Crushed garlic releases a compound known as allicin, which boosts the disease-fighting response of some of the white blood cells.
“Specifically, it helps to break down the accumulation of toxins in our organs as well as cleanse the lymphatic system (the network of tissues that help rid the body of toxins).”
Ginger is considered to be a “superfood” for the immune system, as it has several antioxidant compounds with potent anti-inflammatory properties.
SOLUBLE FIBRE-RICH FOODS
Oats, fruit, veggies, and nuts come under the category of soluble fibre-rich foods.
“Soluble fibre increases the production of interleukin-4, an anti-inflammatory protein responsible for immune support.”