During the unprecedented times that we are currently living in, people all over the world are trying to do their best to keep their mental and physical health in as best shape as they possibly can amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there is still much not yet known about this virus, there’s much known about the benefits of superfoods and how they can provide a wide array of nutrients. We will examine three superfoods and the benefits they provide for you, focusing in particular on how they can help strengthen your immune system.
Lemons-Lemons are considered superfoods due to their abundance of vitamins and minerals, most notably vitamin C and potassium.* Vitamin C has long been known to help boost the immune system, making this superfood an inexpensive yet highly effective method to help keep your immune system at its peak performance level. Try adding three slices of lemon to a cup of warm water as an effective way to reap its benefits.
Kale-One of the most nutrient dense plants on Earth, kale is abundantly high in vitamins A, K, and C. Further, kale also contains vitamin B-6 and manganese, making this superfood a viable choice when looking to boost your immune levels. Try adding kale to your salads as an ideal nutrient boost with your meals.
Aged Turmeric Root-Traditionally known for its an anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric, which contains curcumin, has been shown to be a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells.* Further, curcuminoids, the main component of turmeric which gives it its benefits, are more easily absorbed in the body by fermenting turmeric. Added with black pepper which contains piperine, another agent which increases absorption, our aged turmeric root which is available on our wbsite was designed to maximize the absorption rate in the body, providing you with the full amount of benefits that turmeric has to offer.
In times of uncertainty such as these, one thing is certain: Taking these superfoods on a daily basis will only help and never hinder your chances at maintaining, if not increasing, your body’s immune system in an efficient, cost effective way. As always, please consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.
*Sources-www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211725, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318662#nutrition, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-kale