Keeping your immune system in tip-top condition requires relying on foods that’ll get you flu-proof. Here are foods that can give your immune system a lift:

Citrus Fruits

Photo by Jamba Juice

When it comes to building up immune system, Vitamin C is undoubtedly the most effective key. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells which are essential to fighting infections.  Dose of this nutrient hides in citrus fruits. Adding a squeeze of this vitamin to any meal or drink wouldn’t be much of a problem. For a complete intake of Vit. C, try out Jamba Juice’s Turmeric shot.


Jamba Juice is located at 4F, Uptown Mall

Yogurt

Photo by Koomi

Yogurt is made up of large amount of vitamin D. It has many positive benefits like boosting our body’s defenses against foreign invaders. For tasty natural drinking yogurt, you might want to try Koomi’s Waterberry Wonder.

Koomi is located at 4F, Eastwood Mall

Nuts

Photo by Healthy Options

Vitamin C and Vitamin E  acts as a tag team in defeating immunity attackers. As a fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin C provides healthy fats that the Vitamin E needs before being absorbed properly by the body. For some dose of this vitamin, you can get it from almost all kinds of nuts. You’ll get variety of nutsfrom Healthy Options.

Healthy Options is located at UGF, Uptown Mall

 

Broccoli

Photo by Shi Lin

This green veggie has a decent amount of vitamins A, C, and E. Aside from this trio, it also has incredibly high fiber and antioxidants. Here’s a tip: request it to be cooked as little as possible to get its nutrient in full. Have Shi Lin’s crowd favorite- Stir Fry Broccoli.

Shi Lin is located at GF, Lucky Chinatown

Garlic

Photo by Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh

A compound in garlic called Allicin- a white blood cell booster- can help fight those pesky viruses. For a deliciously healthy and warm meal, you may sip on Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh’s Pork Rib Soup.

Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh is located at Mckinley West Park

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