If you’re not running out to buy all of the toilet paper off the shelves or stock up on hand sanitisers and paracetamol, then your probably at least wondering how you can reduce your risk of catching the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Well as the old saying goes, “you are what you eat”.
Here are 4 “Superfoods” that will boost your chances at staving off an infection of any sort of virus.
These foods not only reduce your risk of catching a virus they also help you fight it if/when you catch one of these nasty illnesses.
Food Number 1: Citrus
Citrus contains a lot of immunity-boosting nutrients like Vitamin C. Also, it contains lycopene which is an antioxidant that fights cellular damage, helping to fight off cancer, weight gain, and dry skin.
Our set fruit boxes contain plenty of citrusy goodies to help you keep fit and strong.
Food Number 2: Broccoli
Broccoli is well documented to have an immunity-boosting advantage over some of its vegetable counterparts.
New studies have shown that broccoli that among other important roles, broccoli build up your immune defenses in the most important area of your body – the gut.
Your “gut-flora” is the first line of immune defense.
Technically speaking Broccoli among other Cruciferous Veggies contain a neat little thing called “sulforaphane” which activates “lymphocytes” which are like little soldiers in our gut that work very hard to protect us from infectious diseases.
Food Number 3: Garlic
Eating garlic has been well known to provide a wide variety of health benefits for centuries.
Eating garlic reduces the risk of heart disease, improve mental health and enhances immune function.
Garlic contains compounds that help the immune system fight germs.
One of these compounds contained in whole garlic is alliin. When garlic is crushed or chewed, the compound turns to allicin which contains sulfur compounds, which is what gives garlic it’s medicinal properties.
These compounds have been proven to boost the disease-fighting responses, of some types of white blood cells in the body when they encounter viruses that cause the common cold, flu or even the Coronavirus.
Food Number 4: Red Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus.
This alone is a major benefit, however, Bell peppers are also rich in beta carotene.
Beta carotene boosts your immune system, it also helps to keep your skin and eyes healthy.
Bell peppers have also been found to contain plenty of antioxidants and improve wound healing, better immune system function and higher absorption of iron.
In summary of your looking to boost your immunity and fortify your body to ward off viruses, bell peppers are your best friend.
At Hillview Farms, all our produce is fresh and chemical free, coming straight from the farm to your table.
Rewards your body and protect yourself against viruses, while eating fresh food that tastes great.