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Five foods to boost your immunity

  • Published at 07:09 pm August 9th, 2017
Five foods to boost your immunity
With Cikunguniya running amok across the city, it is important that we take care to boost our health in addition to avoiding mosquitoes as much as possible. An easy boost? Watch what you eat. A few healthy additions to your regular diet will give you the much needed boost you need to fight off any illnesses and in case you are already sick, it will help you recover.

Limes

Limes are packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants. It is a regular at any household. Have the juice of a whole lime and it will give you an added boost. This also helps with weight loss.

Guavas

Guavas are also filled with Vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants. Considered a super fruit, guavas are rich in manganese that helps absorb nutrients from other food or supplements that we take. Guavas also have high magnesium content that helps with relaxing the muscles and nerves of the body. Guavas help to combat the physical stress that accompanies pain and fatigue.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates have been hailed as a miracle fruit since ancient times and the tales are true. This incredible fruit is beneficial in maintaining effective blood circulation that helps in regaining strength after a long illness. In addition, it helps to reduce the inflammation in the body that will also help relieve body pains that many experience during and even after recovering from Chikunguniya.

Pineapples

Pineapples are delightfully sweet and beneficial. Pineapples contain high amounts of manganese, and also contain high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production. Who doesn’t need a boost after surviving traffic?

Fresh Leafy Greens

Consume a lot of vegetables. They are packed with nutrients including potassium, fibre, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like spinach, tomtoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a superfood. In addition to that – fresh veggies taste great! These are a few and very simple ways to help boost your body’s immune system to fight off fatigue and other illnesses. However, it is important that your fruits and vegetables are fresh and safe. Bangladesh still continues to have food adulteration issues, so please make sure you know your source. Direct Fresh is a brand that stands against food adulteration and has their own farms to grow fresh, chemical free, safe fruits and vegetables that are safe for you and your family to consume. In addition, take care in storing your vegetables and try to buy in smaller quantities of fruits and veggies, so they are consumed fresh. They taste better and you will get the most nutritional value. Now you armed against the monsoon maladies! Enjoy the weather!