We’re still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic as we enter into cold and flu season which makes things more complicated than in previous years. If you feel like you’re getting a cold it could just be a simple cold or it could be a very life-threatening virus. We need to take every symptom very seriously not only for our own health but for the health of those around us.
That makes this a really good time to talk about boosting our immune system. This is something that I am a huge proponent of anytime of year but become even more diligent about once autumn begins. Ensuring that your immune system is as strong as possible can help prevent you from getting sick and minimize the severity and duration of symptoms if you do.
The best way of increasing your immunity is through your diet as the majority of your immune system resides in your gastrointestinal tract. That’s why eating more immunity boosting foods is really critical at this time of year. I would argue that it should be a priority throughout the entire year but at this point in time a much higher priority than usual.
Here is a partial list of immune boosting foods that you can work into your diet:
Red Bell Peppers
Keeping you hands clean and wearing a mask will also help reduce your chances of getting sick but there is nothing better than a strong immune system if you do.
Originally posted on meatitate.com