4 Fall Veggies To Eat For Boosting Immunity

The fall season is flu season. As the day grows increasingly shorter and colder it also means it is easier for us to get sick. With that being said though, this doesn't mean we should just let it happen! Here we have collected 4 veggies that will boost your immunity and help you keep the flu away.

1) Broccoli

Broccoli is filled to the brim with vitamins and minerals. With loads of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fiber and many other antioxidants in every bite, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.

The secret to making sure that none of that good stuff goes away when preparing it is to cook it as little as possible. This means steamed broccoli is the way to go.

2) Red Bell Peppers

In a contest of providing vitamin C, there is nothing that can beat red bell peppers. Pound for pound, red bell peppers contain almost twice as much vitamin C as your average orange. Besides boosting your immune system, vitamin C helps you maintain healthy skin as well.

The plant is also a rich source of beta carotene which your body converts into vitamin A and helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.

3) Garlic

No matter where you go in the world, garlic can be found in some shape or form in local cuisine. This is because, since the start of human civilization, this veggie has been recognized for its value in fighting infections.

Garlic has been shown to be able to slow down the hardening of arteries, and there’s evidence that it helps lower blood pressure. When it comes to its immune-boosting properties, it contains compounds such as allicin which strengthens the disease-fighting response of some types of white blood cells in our body. 

4) Ginger

Ginger is known for its peppery taste, but within the world of medicine, it's recognized for being able to help decrease inflammation in sore throats and other inflammatory illnesses. It may also decrease chronic pain and might even possess cholesterol-lowering properties. In fact, our Wakey, Wakey morning detox tea contains this very ingredient among other beneficial components.