Unsurprisingly, winter time can cause a lot of people to get sick. The math behind this is simple: there are more germs, bacteria, and viruses during winter, and it’s easier for your body to get attacked due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, most of the time, people figure out they’re sick when they’re already sick. As with most bad things in life, it’s best to prevent the flu from happening. Therefore, you should take care of what you eat. This is because some foods have everything your body needs to stay healthy and get an improved and strengthened immune system.
So, without wasting any more time, here are the six best foods to eat in winter to make your immune system better and stay healthy!
Choose Fruit and Veggies Rich in Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is one of the best things to get inside your body if you want to boost your immune system. You can choose to purchase Vitamin C pills but why take something like that when you have foods which are rich in Vitamin C themselves.
Such examples include oranges, strawberries, broccoli, parsley, kale, pineapple, grapefruit, and many others. The cool thing about these foods is that you can eat them daily without having to worry about gaining weight. On the other hand, you can make some tasty lunch if you’re skilled enough!
Eggs are great when it comes to raising HDL levels (good cholesterol), but what good are they when it comes to preserving your health during winter? It all comes down to Vitamin B12; a vitamin that is crucial in the proper functioning of your immune system. So, during the colder months, it’s perfectly fine to increase the number of eggs you eat because: a) you won’t get higher levels of bad cholesterol (or total cholesterol) and: b) your immune system will be working better!
But not just every potato (even though all of them are healthy in moderate amounts and made in a specific way; french fries are a big no). We’re talking about sweet potatoes which are also rich in Vitamin C (alongside veggies and fruits), so be sure to purchase some and make tasty lunch!
Having trouble going to the bathroom or with gases? You could be suffering from poor intestinal flora, which can occur during winter because of intake of foods which differ from what you usually eat during the other part of the year. You can alleviate these symptoms through the use of yogurt, which harbors healthy bacteria that help regulate your intestinal flora. You won’t be having any issues with gases or anything of the sort if you’re drinking yogurt on the regular.
Additionally, science has proven that yogurt can boost your immune system by quite a large margin so don’t skip out on this healthy food item (or drink)!
Chicken soup is the mother of all foods that help you overcome the flu or cold, but the question is why. Well, soup is as healthy as the ingredients in it. If you put just one vegetable and make a ‘short’ soup, you’ll still get some benefits but not a lot.
Chicken soup has the perfect blend of ingredients, all of which work towards improving your immune system. Plus, it’s tasty and soul-warming; there’s not a soul in the world that would decline a bowl of warm chicken soup when they’re ill!
Eat More Iron-Rich Foods or Take a Supplement:
Iron is incredibly important when it comes to the forming of red blood cells and for the body’s treatment of infection. Iron-deficiency is a relatively dangerous sickness that, if left untreated, can cause a plethora of other issues.
To get enough iron, you can either take supplements or eat iron-rich food. When it comes to food, you can eat fish, liver, eggs, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc. The choices are open, and you will always have something that contains iron.
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Author Bio: This article has been shared by Angela who is residing in Canada and an editorial assistant at Kratom Crazy.