That’s why we talked with some expert dietitians to get their advice on easy changes we can make to our daily routine to care for your immunity right now.
Continue reading to learn immune-boosting tips, and for more healthy eating tips, make sure to check out The #1 Food to Eat to Boost Your Immune System.
One of the best food-related adjustments you can make to help your immunity is adding more antioxidants to your diet.
“Antioxidants are nutrients that buffer free radicals, or fight the bad guys, in your body and keep free radicals from causing damage to your cells,” says Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook, “and you can find these antioxidants in lots of fruits and vegetables like citrus fruits, pomegranates and pomegranate juice, and berries.”
Green tea has a number of health benefits, like helping your metabolism, reducing your risk of cancer, and helping your brain health. And on top of all of those things, it can also help boost your immunity!
“Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, which is a type of plant-based compound called a catechin that helps protect against cellular damage done by free radicals, or the bad guys that cause harm to the cells,” says Goodson, “and research suggests that catechins like EGCG may also help prevent inflammation and some chronic diseases.”
Many people think of vitamin C when they think of immunity and for good reason. “Vitamin C helps encourage the production