The Best Foods To Boost Your Immunity

The Best Foods to Boost your Immunity

Stay healthy with these immunity boosting foods. 

Right now it is more important than ever to keep a healthy immune system. Your immune system is important. It acts as a protective barrier to sheild the body from disease caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins.

A strong immune system can be a great support to help keep yourself healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Calorie-conscious eating can be a great complement to any immune-boosting diet. By watching your calorie intake and focusing on nutritious, low-calorie meals, you support overall health while maintaining energy levels.

If you are like the majority of people, you are doing everything you can to avoid getting infected with COVID-19. While taking these precautions are great, it is also important to have a strong immune system in place in case you do become exposed.

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5 Insanely High Fiber Foods for Alternative Health

1. Black Beans

About 17 grams of fiber can be had for a cup of black beans serving. These are great for sandwich inclusions, putting them together with sweet potatoes and cheese, soups and salads, or as filling in a whole wheat tortilla that also has turkey and hummus.

2. Lentils

You can get 16 grams of fiber for every 1 cup of cooked lentils. Not to mention the tons of protein that you’ll also get. Just put a bag of lentils in simmering water and they’ll be ready in half an hour. These are a great filling for burritos, tacos, and meatloaves.

3. Lima Beans

12 grams of fiber can be had for every 1 cup serving of frozen or canned lima beans. You can opt to put it together with corn to make a delicious succotash. Or you can puree the lima beans and add some lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and salt to make a veggie dip or spread.

4. Chickpeas

Chickpeas are rich in fiber and you can get as much as 11 grams for each 1 cup serving. These are also very high in protein. You may say that the taste is pretty bland which makes them ideal as additions in plenty of different dishes. Blend them with celery, carrots, and some mayo to have a salad that’s a good alternative for chicken salad.

5. Blackberries

You’ll get around 8 grams of fiber for every 1 cup of blackberries. Whether fresh or frozen, you can eat these with yogurt, enjoy them in fruit salads, or just eat them fresh.

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