Beat The Bug Part 4: Boosting Your Immune System

Posted by Jessica Sims on

In our previous post, we touched on a few things that can boost your immune system.  For this post we want to focus on nutrition just a little bit. We aren't going to go into details about what foods you should and shouldn't eat. But we will share a few foods that you can add to your current diet for your benefit. 

Alright, let's get started. There is a major vitamin that is important to include in our diets if we want to boost our immune system. That is Vitamin C. Here is a rundown on it:

Vitamin C: This powerful antioxidant has a plethora of benefits for our entire body. There are studies showing that Vitamin C can increase white blood cell production (cells that fight infections) as well as improve their performance. Not only can Vitamin C help treat the common cold, it can even reduce the risk for cardiovascular ailments. It also boosts energy, reduces stress, and aids in the repair of all body tissues. 

How can you make sure that you get enough Vitamin C in your diet? It is recommended that adults get between 65-90 mg of Vitamin C per day, while 2,000mg is the max that an adult should consume. The best way to get Vitamin C is from the following foods:


  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Kale
  • Brussels sprout
  • Red Peppers

Notice citrus fruits aren't the only ones that contain Vitamin C. These are just a few of the foods you can eat to get your daily dose of Vitamin C. In the next post we will share a couple of recipes that you can make in bulk to ensure you get enough of this powerful vitamin. 


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