What vitamins are necessary for good immunity?
What is immunity?
Immunity is the body’s ability to defend itself against viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms.
In spring time, when viruses arrive from all sides, it is more important than ever to raise your immunity to the appropriate level so that your body can fight them in the best way. In the following, we will share with you which vitamins will help you maintain a high immune system and in which foods you can find them.
Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants and is necessary to fight various infections that attack the body. Also, vitamin E is extremely important for the shiny and well-groomed appearance of the skin of the face, it is also called the “vitamin of youth”.
You can find vitamin E in almonds, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, spinach, as well as in walnuts and avocados.
Vitamin C plays an extremely important role not only in protecting the body from viruses, but also in the absorption of iron. Namely, whenever you take spinach, it should always be combined with some source of vitamin C so that the absorption is much more efficient.
Sources of vitamin C are: citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits, pineapples, berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chokeberries, currants, watermelons, apples, peppers.
Vitamin D As we currently do not have many natural sources of the Sun, in order to synthesize it in our body, it is highly recommended to get it through salmon, tuna, mushrooms, squeezed oranges and full-fat yogurt. If you decide to take it through supplementation, consult your doctor, since vitamin D is a type of hormone and it is necessary to measure vitamin D in the blood beforehand. Vitamin D is also extremely effective in preventing respiratory tract infections.
Vitamin B Stimulates the production of white blood cells and thus helps preserve the immune system. The most important for resistance are vitamins B6, B9 and B12. An excellent source of B vitamins are stone fruits such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, green leafy vegetables, eggs, chicken, salmon.
Vitamin A is essential in building a good immune system. In addition, it plays an important role in the beautiful appearance of the skin, as well as in the preservation of vision.
We can find it in foods such as: tomatoes, milk, cheese, carrots, apricots, peaches, pumpkin, fish oil. In addition, it is very important to provide yourself with as much sleep as possible and as few stressful situations as possible.
We hope that this text will serve you and help you build a strong immune system