Foods That Help Boost Your Immune System

Dr. Adebola Oyekoya is a family medicine physician who leads our team here at Guardian Physician in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Our patients value her medical expertise, compassionate care, and ongoing commitment to our daily healthcare routines. 

Read her guidance regarding immune support to understand the importance of why it should be added to your daily routine and the benefits that it exudes. 

 

Being in a pandemic can be very stressful and can bring down your immune system. To help with that, here are some natural ways to help increase your immune system.

Citrus Fruits

Most citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C.  Since your body does not produce this vitamin, it is best to consume it daily.

Popular citrus fruits include:

Ginger

Ginger is another food that you may turn to when you are sick. It is known to naturally help decrease inflammation.

Broccoli

Broccoli contains Vitamins A, C, and E. It is rich in fiber and many other antioxidants.

Red Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers contain almost 3 times as much Vitamin C, in one ounce, than your citrus fruits. It is also rich is beta carotene, which help support healthy eyes and skin.

Spinach

You're probably wondering why spinach made it to the list. Here's the thing, spinach are packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene. Both which increase our ability to fight off infection within the body.

Watermelon

When watermelon is ripe, it produces a powerful antioxidant known as Glutathione. Glutathione is known to strengthen the immune system to help fight off infection and lower inflammation levels.

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