Foods To Boost Your Immune System
The body converts beta carotene into vitamin A, that works as an antioxidant which is essential for a healthy immune system.
Antioxidants are the substances that prevent slow damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Good sources of beta carotene include carrots, spinach, apricots, sweet potatoes, kale, squash and broccoli.
Vitamin C has several important functions, including:
- Protects cells and keeps them healthy
- Maintains healthy skin, blood vessels and bones
- Helps with wound healing
Studies suggest that consuming 200 milligrams of Vitamin C can reduce the symptoms of a common cold.
You can reach your 200-milligram limit by combining foods such as strawberries, grapefruit, oranges, mango, broccoli, cooked cabbage, red and green peppers.