This is indeed a very interesting time we live in, isn’t it? Who would of thought we can see a world wide pandemic like corona virus with our own eyes? These days we are all wearing face masks, washing our hands and disinfect everything we can. Not to mention avoiding the crowds. Well, this is all great but do you think that’s enough? At least to me it seems that it’s not! As a matter of fact we really need to think more about how to boost up our immune system. So after I did some research, couple of supplements caught my eye, which can REALLY help us.
Probiotics And Zinc – A Way To Really Boost Your Immune System
Probiotics provide beneficial bacteria to assist healthy gut flora. It is super important that our gut flora is in balance because everything starts inside! At the same time Zinc helps our organism to fight against invading bacteria and viruses. In fact in many studies zinc supplementation has been shown to reduce lenght and severity of the common cold. So in combination these supplements can really boost our immune system!
Which products contain high level of zinc?
*Red meat- 100g (3.5 ounce) 4.8 mg of zinc, which is 44% of the day value.
*Shellfish- 6 medium oysters providing 32 mg of zinc, which is 291% of the day value.
*Chickpeas, lentils and beans- 100g of cooked lentils around 12% of the day value.
Selenium For Normal Immune Function
Selenium is a mineral and a powerful antioxidant that we need to fight viruses. Not only does it support normal thyroid and immune function, but also it helps to build up the white blood cell count. AND … in fact it may improve our mood as well!With that said let’s have a look what are the main selenium deficiency symptoms: weak immune system, muscle pain, hair loss, infertility. So to boost up your immune system, make sure you eat enough of these:
Vitamin C – Star Of The Immune System
Vitamin C is one of the strongest immune boosters. There are in fact many scientific researches which prove that people with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop upper respiratory tract infections.In addition vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells, which helps to protect our body against infections. It also helps our organisms to heal the wounds. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, so it can neutralize free radicals that are caused by certain environmental factors. Overall Vitamin D plays huge role in promoting immune response. Recommended daily amount for vitamin C is 65-90 mg.
The best vitamin C sources! (per 100g)
*Guava 228 mg
*Red pepper 128 mg
*Kale 120 mg
*Broccoli 89 mg
*Green pepper 80 mg
*Strawberry 59 mg
*Orange 45 mg
In short we have to eat good food, drink a lot of water, work out and have fun!
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La Pura Vida!