Top fruits to help boost your immunity

Including certain fruits in your diet on a daily basis can help strengthen your  immune system and help to protect yourself from flu and getting sick. Fruits provide us with the much needed Vitamin C, Vitamin E and they are also rich in anti-oxidants.

A well rounded healthy diet with a good intake of fruits will definitely lead to a healthy immune system.

Here are the best fruits to add in your diet for a boost in the immune system

 

Papaya

Papaya is loaded with vitamin C. it contains the papain enzyme that helps to break tough protein chains. Moreover turning to Vitamin C is the best way to keep yourself away from getting sick. Besides boosting your immune system papaya is also good for the skin. Papaya is rich in Vitamin A, C, B1, B3, B5, E and K. Apart from this it is a powerhouse loaded with iron, folate, calcium and magnesium.

 

Grapefruit

Just like Papaya, grapefruits are a great source of Vitamin C and are also rich in Vitamin A. thus eating grapefruit will support your immune system as well as your eyesight. They contain 88% water and are thus low in calories and keep you hydrated.

 

Apples

We all have been hearing “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” right from our childhood. Apple skin contains quercetin, a plant pigment that help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. Apples are also rich in the fiber ‘pectin’ which reduces inflammation associated with obesity related diseases and in turn strengthen the immune system.

 

Kiwi

Yet another fruit which is loaded with vitamin C. kiwis also full of Vitamin K, Vitamin E, folate and potassium. They also have antioxidants and provide us with fiber. They also contain a proeteolytic enzyme called as actinidin that can help break down protein. A study has also proved that kiwis reduce the likelihood of developing cold or flu. Apart from having so many benefits this small and tangy fruit is a treat to the taste buds.

 

Pears

This sweet mild fruit contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, copper, calcium, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium. Pears are also rich in flavonoids and contain antioxidant components. These antioxidants stimulate the production of white blood cells. The white blood cells ultimately make your immune system stronger and your body can now fight better against illness like col and mild flu.

 

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