In today’s blog post, we would love to encourage you to continue to take daily precautions such as washing your hands, social distancing, exercising, and getting enough sleep. This will help reduce your chances of infection as the cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the UAE.
Maintaining a healthy diet can give you an edge amid the Covid19 outbreak.
Studies have found that eating certain foods can help boost the immune system, such as improving your health and body’s strength ability to fight against illnesses and diseases.
Below we have listed six superfoods and their benefits that are expert approved for you to stock up on from nrtcfresh.com or by using the NRTC Fresh App. We have also added a few tips on how you can add them to your diet:
1. Red bell peppers
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, Red bell peppers have the highest source of vitamin C. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a cup of chopped red bell peppers contains about 211% of your daily value of vitamin C, which is twice more than your average orange (106%).
Vitamin C contributes to the immune system by supporting a variety of cell functions and lowering the risk of respiratory infections. It can also help the growth and repair of tissues in your body.
How can you add red bell peppers to your diet? We suggest either chopping it nicely into your salad and eating it raw or using them as a quick stir-fry to eat with some sweet potatoes.
Broccoli contains phytochemicals and antioxidants that support our immune system. They are also rich in vitamin C in which just half a cup contains 43% of your daily value of vitamin C, according to the NIH.
The vegetable also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help fight off bacteria and viruses. If you want to get the most out of the nutrients in broccoli, we suggest eating it raw as a snack or just slightly cooked like stir-frying with bell peppers, ginger, garlic, and mushrooms.