COVID Attack Squad
Have you in recent times found yourself taking some interesting measures to ensure your taste buds are fully functional whenever you feel a slight sense of cold symptoms like loss of taste, fatigue, coughing, stuffy nose or sore throat? Ok, so you think you may have contracted Covid 19 or have symptoms that point towards the virus? What can you do before and after you get tested?
We will be sharing a couple of tips on some fresh vegetable and fruit choices you can include into your diet that we believe are super helpful whenever you find yourself caught up in such a dilemma. These should not rule out your seeking professional medical advice about your health. They are precautions you could take to stay healthy, boost your immunity and position your body to better fight off any virus you may have.
Ok, let’s get right into it, introducing Fresh To Dommot’s very own Covid Attack Squad aka natural immune boosters.
1) Bell Pepper
Did you know that one bell pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange? Bell pepper or sweet pepper like they are sometimes called are so rich in vitamin C and B. They also have folate which helps with the formation of blood cells. They come in various colors, common colors being yellow, red and green. Bell pepper possesses properties that helps improve eyesight, prevent anemia and help blood circulation to your skin giving you a natural youthful look. Filled with health benefits, bell pepper is an easy addition to your meal. It takes its place in various Nigerian dishes adding a sweet taste and color to your soup, stew, jollof and fried rice, gizzdodo (gizzard and plantain) and other meals of your choice.
Broccoli is packed with essential vitamins like vitamins C and K. Rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorus and potassium, broccoli works as a natural detox and helps improve brain function. The presence of calcium in it, helps maintain healthy bones. When steamed, it is a great addition to your rice or pasta, if not, simply spice, stir-fry and eat alone. It is definitely one natural immune system booster that you would not want to miss out on.
If you are into keto diets you would have stumbled on local recipes that involve the use of cauliflower. It is great for weight loss. Even if you are not keto friendly, cauliflower still remains an important plant food rich in vitamins C and K (vitamin K helps improve and maintain the bones), potassium and calcium. It is full of dietary fiber and water which help with regulating the immune system, managing inflammation and improving a healthy vision. Some ways you can incorporate cauliflower into your everyday meals are cauliflower swallow, cauliflower fried or jollof rice with mixed vegetables- adding bell peppers will give your meal an appetizing look and added nutrients.
Mushrooms are rich in fiber and nutrients like potassium and copper. They are fat free, cholesterol free and low in calories. The presence of antioxidants in mushrooms make them the perfect immune system booster, good for protecting the body against damages that may occur from aging. Some vegetarians opt to use mushrooms in place of meat (what is your take on this?) Mushrooms, either fresh or dried come with an outstanding flavor when added to a variety of Nigerian soups.
Strawberries are super high in vitamin C and are sometimes overlooked or ranked lower than citrus fruits. It is also rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, folate and manganese. They are a great source of fiber when eaten alone and can play an important role in preventing heart diseases and boosting the immune system. You can include them in your diet as smoothies, ice cream or blend to make strawberry juice and cakes.
Grapes come in a variety of colors, commonly in red and green. They are rich in nutrients and a good source of vitamin C, B, K, copper and potassium. They possess qualities that help improve eyesight, attention, memory and mood. They also help the body regulate inflammation. Grapes are a good source of fiber when eaten alone, juicing and adding it to your homemade drinks as sweeteners is another way to incorporate this fruit into your diet.
The unique sour taste of lemon should not deter anyone from including it into a diet. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, potassium and calcium. Consuming lemon does wonders for weight loss and burning belly fat. Adding a slice of lemon to your water can keep you hydrated, freshen your breath and improve digestion.
It is amazing how much vitamin C and nutrients vital to the sustenance and health of our immune system that can be found in vegetables and other fruits aside the regular citrus fruits.
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Eat right, to boost your immunity, so your body can take care of you. Stay safe.