Immune system’s function is to protect the body against disease causing microorganisms (virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa). In a cold season, the immunity is weakened by virus (rhinovirus, influenza, para influenza and corona-virus) resulting to one catching a cold.
The following are foods that will boost your immunity this cold season.
Citrus fruits contain vitamin C that boosts our immunity by increasing the production of white blood cells. Citrus fruits examples are tangerine, oranges, lime, kiwi and lemons.
Spinach contain antioxidants, vitamin C and beta carotene, all which boosts our immunity.
3. Chicken soup.
There are amino acids released when boiling chicken. They make the chicken soup have anti inflammatory effects. Asthmatic patients or people with a cold ought to take the soup to ease inflammation on the upper respiratory tract.
Ginger is a spice that can be added to foods or fluids to improve taste. It is also an anti inflammatory and
antiseptic. Ginger’s anti inflammatory effects help lower inflammation on the respiratory tract and clear the throat. Ginger boosts immunity by preventing disease causing microorganisms from entering the body system.
Ginger contain antihistamine effects that control cold brought about by allergens.
Garlic is a spice added to food to add flavor. It also boosts immunity through its sulfur bonding component,allicin. Allicin is a convert of alliin when crushed or chewed.
garlic boosts the functionality of the white blood cells in fighting the cold causing viruses.
6. Plain yogurt
Probiotics in plain yogurt acts as an anti-inflammation, therefore, reducing the severity and duration of a cold.
Zinc, magnesium and selenium in plain yogurt boosts a person’s immunity.
Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory effects and it contains vitamin C which reduce the effects and possibilities of catching a cold.
Curcumin found in turmeric rhizomatous boosts immunity.
Turmeric increases white blood cells in the body that fight the virus that cause a cold.
9. Natural honey.
Natural honey contains probiotics from flowers. The probiotics have anti-inflammatory effects that prevents a cold from becoming severe and prevents one from catching a cold in general.