With the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone’s focus is on increasing the body’s immunity and staying away from catching a cold or flu-like illness. Here, it becomes equally important to discuss how eating right and healthily can help to optimize our body’s ability to fight infections.
Eating right for strong immunity
Two misconceptions associated with eating and building immunity that we generally hear of are:
(a) Loading up on Vitamin C will increase immunity & keep us away from cold or flu and (b) Only drinking fresh fruit juices will boost immunity
Contrary to these beliefs, a whole lot of micronutrients, probiotics, and antioxidants are responsible for preparing the body to fight infections and external allergens effectively.
In this article, we will discuss:
1. List of key nutrients, vitamins, and minerals involved in the immune function
2. Cooking techniques to boost our immune system
List of key superfoods to be included in your daily diet