Immune-Boosting foods

" What do you eat during your time at home to face Corona?!"

The World Health Organization has stated that good nutrition is crucial to health, especially at times when the immune system may need to defend from attacking viruses.


Recipes for immune boosting foods







Animal proteins

Protein plays a pivotal role in strengthening immunity against viruses and cancer.

Harira soup (Arabic: حساء الحريرة)

A very famous Moroccan soup consists of chicken thighs, chopped celery, turnips, chopped coriander, chopped carrots, ground cinnamon, ground coriander, lentils, lemon juice, milk and served with toast and chickpeas.


Barley

Barley is an excellent source of dietary fibers, and barley herbs also help in enhancing intestinal movement and digestion.

Barley is rich in selenium that makes it a necessary food for skin and hair health, it also contains important minerals and vitamins.

Barley soup (Arabic: دشيشة)

A very immune boosting recipe made from barley, oat flakes, thyme, onion, garlic, and milk.


Broccoli

Broccoli strengthens the immune system because it contains iron and vitamin A, which is essential for healthy skin and it also contain large amount of anti-oxidants that helps your body to overcome infections.

Broccoli soup (Arabic: شوربة البروكلي )

Broccoli soup is a delicious appetizer consists of mashed broccoli, butter, garlic, celery, chicken broth, and cooking cream cooked up together in one pot.


Avocado

Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, iron, and zinc, and different vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C that interfere with stimulating the body to produce antibodies in abundance.

Avocado Salad (Arabic: سلاطة الأفوكادو )

Healthy Japanese and Asian recipe consists of avocado with shredded cabbage, bell pepper, parsley and topped with a creamy dressing consisting of avocado oil, garlic, and lemon juice.

Avocado smoothie (Arabic: سموزي الأفوكادو )

Yummy smoothie prepared by mixing avocado with banana, honey, and vanilla.


Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics, which are very beneficial bacteria for the bowel movement, help to regulate the movement of the digestive system, get rid of pathogenic germs, and you can eat it daily to boost your body's immunity.

Fruit yogurt salad (Arabic: سلاطة الفواكة بالزبادي)

A mixture of yogurt, bees honey and vitamin-rich fruits like banana, apple, pear or guava.


Apple

Natural detox and an excellent immune boosting food.

Apple smoothie (Arabic: سموزي التفاح)

A smoothie made from apple cubes, boiled beets, carrot cubes, ginger, lemon juice and one tablespoonful of honey.


Orange

Oranges contain citric acid and anti-oxidants so it is considered as an essential immune boosting fruit

Orange juice cocktail (Arabic: كوكتيل برتقال)

A mixture of orange, lemon, carrot cubes, kiwi, grated ginger and honey.


Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is rich in nutrients and has antimicrobial properties and helps your body to get rid of toxins.

Apple cider vinegar drink

This recipe consists of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of water and honey.


Nigella(Black seed)

Black seeds may relieve sore throat. Some researches has shown that taking black seeds with any another type of herb for 7 days reduces pain in patients with sore throats and swollen tonsils.

Nigella hot drink (Arabic: مشروب حبة البركة)

Mixture of nigella seeds (black caraway), thyme and honey added to boiled water.












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