Boosts your immune system when you’re at risk of infection.
Lowers the risk by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria.
You can peel it,grate it,slice it for use in all sorts of recipes.
It makes a tasty and healthy tea.
2) Vitamin C
Aids in preventing common flu and cold.
Not only does it help in strengthening the immune system but also it maintains healthy skin providing a barrier to germs thus, inhibiting the invasion of bacteria and virus.
Good sources include Lemons, Oranges, Kiwi, Grapes, Broccoli, Tomatoes and Capsicum.
3) Vitamin A
This crucial vitamin is responsible for maintaining the structure of cells in the skin, respiratory tract and gut. Therefore, it forms a barrier to the infection.
Pumpkin and Carrots are rich in beta carotene, source of Vitamin A.
Other rich sources include fish, egg yolk, tofu, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
4) Vitamin B
Vitamin B12, B6 and B9 perform the role of natural killer cells.
Eggs, Meat,Fish, Milk, Cheese, Cereals and Legumes are abundantly rich sources.
5) Vitamin D
This power booster vitamin help destroy pathogens causing infection.
Rich sources include milk, fish, eggs, exposure to sunlight, supplements.
6) Chicken Soup/ Broth
Chicken Soup inhibits the neutrophil migration, the soup has the ability to help recovery from infection as fast as possible.
A spice commonly used in our traditional cuisine and curries, turmeric is highly beneficial in enhancing the immune system. It has antibacterial properties.
8) Popular Garlic
Rich in flavour, this aromatic spice has antibacterial and antiviral properties which make it extremely effective to fight the common cold and respiratory infections.