6 foods can boost your immune

Fever, cold and influenza are some of the common health problems. However, you can avoid these various health problems by increasing your immune system. When the immune system is in good condition, disease will be easily driven away. However, the immune system requires encouragement to always be maintained at a good level. One of them is through food. “The human immune system requires all nutrients to function optimally, including vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and phytonutrients. These nutrients contain a lot of food,” said dr. Nabila Viera Yovita from KlikDokter. Here is a list of foods that can help boost your immune system:

1. Spinach

According to dr. Nitish Basant Adnani, BMedSc, MSc from KlikDokter, spinach is not only rich in vitamin C, but also contains various antioxidants and beta-carotene. This content increases the ability of the immune system to fight infection.


2. Broccoli

Broccoli is one type of food that is rich in vitamins and minerals. This vegetable also contains vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants, and fiber and is classified as one of the healthiest foods. The key to maintaining broccoli 'strength' is minimal processing, or better yet, no cooking at all. You can serve it to your family to help boost your immune system.

3. Ginger

Ginger is known for its ability to help relieve symptoms caused by inflammation, such as inflammation of the throat and other parts of the body. "In addition, ginger has many other health benefits, including reducing nausea, overcoming pain, and helping lower cholesterol levels," said Dr. Nitish.

4. Strawberries

According to dr. Karin Wiradarma, M.Gizi from KlikDokter, strawberries are rich in antioxidants and contain vitamin C. Strawberries can also increase iron absorption which can help maintain your health.

5. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, are great sources of vitamin C. Many people consume a vitamin C-rich diet when they have a cold. This is not wrong because vitamin C helps build your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. This is the key to fighting infection. Lemons and oranges are also rich in compounds called bio-flavonoids, which kill cancer-causing free radicals. Eat or add the juice of this sour fruit to a powerful drink to protect the body from the threat of germs.

6. Yogurt

With a distinctive sour taste, yogurt can also be a good choice to help increase immunity. Yogurt contains bacteria that are good for the digestive tract. "In addition, yogurt is rich in vitamin D which regulates the immune system and increases immunity to fight various diseases," said dr. NITish.


Common diseases often make your health so erratic too. In order to stay fit, eating 6 foods to increase endurance above can be an option. Don't forget to vary the menu every day. The more diverse your intake, the more complete the nutrition will be.


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