By Laura Kemp • 16 March 2020 • 12:36
The best way to avoid getting a virus is by boosting your immune system. Try including as many of these superfoods as you can, to naturally boost those defence systems. Superfoods are those which have a particularly high amount of minerals, antioxidants and nutrients.
The first superfood on our list is garlic, no worries about that garlic breath, as we should all be keeping our distance! Now is your time to indulge in all your garlic fantasies. Regular consumption of this superfood has been shown to have a positive effect on high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Similarly, ginger is an aromatic superfood which is perfect for adding a kick of spice to any meal. This can be added to smoothies, teas, soups or practically any savoury dish. Ginger root is great for reducing inflammation and nausea, as well as relieving pain.
Blueberries are a quick and easy snack, loaded with vitamin C and potassium. These can be added to smoothies, yogurt or even just eaten plain. These berries are low in calories, high in fibre and can help with brain function, cell communication and inflammation.
You can try and incorporate blueberries and ginger in a smoothie, add some coconut yogurt, banana, honey and a milk of your choice. This is an easy and delicious way to stock up on all those nutrients at once.
Other ways of boosting your immune system are to avoid harmful substances such as alcohol and tobacco. Getting enough sleep each night and making sure to remain stress-free are also highly valuable ways to increase your immune system. Finally, get outside onto your terrace or garden to soak up those rays of sun. Natural sunlight is the catalyst for our body’s natural production of Vitamin D, which is essential in battling respiratory infections. Take all these tips into consideration to keep healthy whilst respecting and abiding to the rules set out by the nation’s quarantine.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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