Foods That Help Boost Your Immune System

Foods That Help Boost Your Immune System

Find yourself falling sick easily or trying to change up your diet to boost your immune system? The Corona virus has been spreading across the world since the end of 2019, Malaysians are encouraged to build immune systems to avoid falling ill. 


Mushrooms are amazing to eat with just about anything, and what more it's great for building your immune system. Have more button mushrooms, it is filled with selenium and Vitamin B such as riboflavin and niacin which are extremely necessary to boost your immune system. Not only that, mushrooms contain polysaccharides which are sugar-like molecules that also help boost body immune systems. 


If you're born in the 90's you would remember the cartoon character Popeye that loves eating spinach to gain his super strength! While in reality spinach doesn't grant you super strength, it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and iron. The nutrients that spinach provides are necessary for cell division and DNA repair. You'll get maximum benefits if you eat spinach raw or just lightly cooked for preserved nutrients. 


Did you know that a cup of broccoli provides just as much Vitamin C as an orange does? It is high in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and Vitamin B like B1, B2, B3, and B6. It also contains glutathione which is rich in antioxidants for the body. 


Ginger has always been a great remedy for the sick because of its potent anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Antioxidants in ginger quench free radicals and help guard against conditions like arthritis, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, other illnesses.  


Papayas are loaded with Vitamin C, potassium, Vitamin B, and folate. You can also find digestive enzymes called papain which has anti-inflammatory properties in the fruit. 

Acai Berries

Acai berries are usually added into acai bowls for breakfast which are great for boosting the immune system. It also contains antioxidant properties that are credited with boosting immunity and lowering inflammation in the body. 

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