Food is health care. Now more ever, we need to be focused on supporting our immune systems. Did you know there are foods we can eat that can actually support our immune system & promote our health? Add the 10 foods below into your supportive nutrition plan as much as possible, it could be daily or weekly.
10 Immune Boosting Foods
Garlic – Garlic contains compounds that help the immune system fight germs.
Spinach – Spinach is not only rich in vitamin C but also packed with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene.
Turmeric – Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric is known to have an anti-inflammatory property that helps boost immunity.
Citrus fruit – Contains LOADS of vitamin C.
Red Bell Pepper – Surprisingly, contains even more vitamin C than citrus fruit.
Broccoli – Broccoli is also packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants.
Ginger – Ginger contains tons of vitamins, some of which are magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.
Chicken – Chicken and other poultry will give you your dose of vitamin B-6, vitamin B-6 is vital to the formation of new and healthy red blood cells.
Sweet potatoes – Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene which converts into vitamin A. This vitamin boosts the immune system and lowers the risk for various diseases.
Fish – Omega 3s also play an important role in the production of compounds that regulate your immune system.
Immune Boosting Recipes
You can enjoy this hot or cold depending on the time of year. The combination of turmeric, ginger, and lemon provide a wonderful flavor and TONS of immune support.
Traditionally we wait to have chicken soup when we are already not feeling well. This soup is wonderful to add in to boost your immune system BEFORE you feel any symptoms of being under the weather. It’s free of inflammatory foods and packed with nutrients.
Another variation of soup that tastes great and supports your immune system. This soup is a little more broth-based than the previous recipe. You can easily freeze this and have it on hand for when you need or want it.
A simple and easy weeknight dinner that is FULL of flavor. You are consuming 4 different immune-boosting foods all at once!!!
Making soup in the instant pot is super easy and allows you to make a healthy dinner in not a lot of time. Adding in turmeric gives the soup a golden color and ups the immune support!
This soup makes a great side dish or you could add chicken to make it a complete meal. Adding a bit of coconut will give you a slightly creamier base.
This recipe is a great way to get your kids to eat immune-boosting foods like turmeric. These energy balls would make a great snack, have one as dessert, or even post-workout.
These gummies are full of vitamins and kid-friendly. They are free of refined sugar making them immune-supportive rather than decreasing your immune system. You can adjust the amount of sweetness and the gummies can be made into fun shapes.
This spice blend is one everyone needs in their pantry. It can be added to cooked rice, soups, salads, fish, chicken, vegetables, or any other savory food.
I hope you enjoy these immune boosting foods and recipes! Let us know your favorites in the comments!
In Health & Happiness,