• Healthy Food,  Healthy Life

    Key nutrients for boosting your immunity

    In this post I would like to share some information on key nutrients that play a role in immunity, and food sources of them: Beta Carotene – carrots, apricots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, spinach, kale, broccoli, squash, cantaloupe. Beta carotene gets converted to vitamin A, which is essential for a strong immune system. It works by helping antibodies respond to toxins and foreign substances. Vitamin C – oranges, strawberries, broccoli, grapefruit, kiwi, Brussels sprouts, red and green peppers, cooked cabbage, cauliflower.Vitamin C increases blood levels of antibodies and helps to differentiate white blood cells, which helps the body determine what kind of protection is needed. Vitamin D – eggs, fortified milk,…