During these time we are very mindful of hand washing, social distances, and our new favorite accessory the mask To prevent the spread of infection. However now is a great time to learn how to boost the immune system.
The immune system is a complex network of cells and protein that defends the body against infection.
Vitamin C helps build up your immune system. It is said to help increase the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections.
Almost all citrus fruit are high in Vitamin C here are a few to incorporate into your diet.
Red bell peppers
contain 3 times as much vitamin c as oranges. They are also a rich source of beta carotene. Besides boosting your immune system Vitamin C may help you maintain healthy skin. Beta Carotene which your body converts to Vitamin A keeps your skin and eyes healthy.
Supercharged with Vitamin C, A, E as well as fiber and antioxidants. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables.
Tip: Steaming helps to keep the nutrients inside of the food.
Our bodies does not produce or store Vitamin C so you will need it daily. Women need 75 mg Men need 90 mg of vitamin C Daily.
By: Keiana Armani - Certified Fitness Trainer