See how colorful food boost immunity: It has come to know that what you eat can help your immune system fight against any potential diseases.
As per Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian and senior clinical nutrition expert at NYU Langone Health in New York, while there’s no particular food or diet that helps in getting rid of body diseases, eating the diet which is full of nutrition can be beneficial.
Heller added saying, “The immune system needs all nutrients to function optimally. These include vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, protein and phytonutrients.”
A number of colorful foods might benefit your immune system and gut health. So, here are a few examples.
According to Dr. Eddie Fatakhov, a physician and nutritionist at the Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine in Alpharetta, Georgia -Red, orange and yellow tend to have vitamin C and “if you’re eating the rainbow, and red bell peppers and green bell peppers have a lot of vitamin C. They have a lot of antioxidants and phytonutrients.”
He continued saying that anything that is orange or yellow tends to have a lot of vitamin C. The vitamin helps the immune system.
Citrus fruits, tomatoes, and tomato juice are the main contributors to vitamin C. Other good food sources include strawberries, kiwi, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
Green leafy vegetables which are the energy house of nutrients – Arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale are rich in nutrients that can boost your immune system including C, E, and K.
They also full of carotenoids; folate; and minerals.
Cruciferous vegetables which belong to cabbage family are a source of indole-3-carbinol, which has been studied, along with other indoles. It plays the role of lowering the risk of several types of cancer. That research remains continuous.
The shades of blue, indigo, and violet foods: Dried fruits contain a large nutrition package. The reason is that nutrients and fiber are more concentrated on removing water from fruits.
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Dried fruit is also a rich source of antioxidants and the B vitamin folate.