5 Best Immunity Boosting Foods Rich In Citrus And Vitamin C

5 Best Immunity Boosting Foods Rich In Citrus And Vitamin C


For a human to fight against any disease or illness, Immunity matters a lot. Immunity is called the Guardian Of Our Galaxy. 

5 Best Immunity Boosting Foods Rich In Citrus And Vitamin C
Citrus Food


IMMUNITY

Immunity is the person's own system having its own ability to fight against any illness. Any foreign substance (called as antigen) enters the body, immune system recognize it for the first time and with the help of B Lymphocytes present in the body makes antibody and get rid of the foreign substance.


Even immune system lets the body to make antibody and protect against any future attack by the same foreign substance.

Human have its own immunity varying in age, gender, climatic conditions. Lot of supplements are available for improving and increasing immunity. One of the most important are citrus foods.

Citrus Fruits


Citrus fruits are those rich in Vitamin C. And Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cell required to fight against disease. Citrus fruits are very effective against fighting infectious agents.

The best part of using citrus fruits for improving immunity is, they can be easily available and even Squeezed easily into meals.


On an average, daily consumption of citrus:

75 mg for Women.
90 mg For Men.


5 Best Immunity Boosting Food Rich In Citrus And Vitamin C

  • Lemon or Lime
  • Orange
  • Grape Fruit
  • Mandarins
  • Pomelo


Lemon Or Lime:


Lemons are highly rich in Vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant. It enhances immune system with add on anti-viral : anti-bacterial properties.

Lemon is having intense sour taste, due to which it is less consumed alone rather it is used in small quantities in many foods to add falvour.

One Lemon(58 grams) approximately equals to 30 mg of Vitamin C.

Other benefits includes: Cancer prevention, maintain healthy complexion, weight loss, tonic, maintain blood pressure,  to increase iron absorption in anemia.

Squeezing one whole lemon in one glass of hot water along with honey gives a best soothing drink.

Oranges:


Oranges are available at any time of the year. They are the packages full of immune system boosting vitamins. 

It also improves skin complexion, controls sugar and cholesterol level.

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One Cup orange Juice is approximately equal to 124 mg of Vitamin C.

It supports healthy immune system by also providing essential nutrients along with Vitamin C.

Grape Fruits:


Grape fruits (both pink and red) are low in calorie and rich in vitamins and nutrients.

It has anti-bacterial properties, helpful in fighting against harmful bacteria and viruses. It also contains useful anti-oxidants required for better health benefits.

One medium-sized grape fruit contains approximately 64% of Vitamin C along with other essential nutrients.

Other benefits: Promote appetite control, aid in weight loss, improves heart functioning, has hydrating power, useful in diabetes and kidney stones.

Mandarins


Mandarins are citrus fruits almost resembling oranges. It is useful in proper functioning of a healthy immune system. 

They are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Our body doesn't make vitamin C and even doesn't store it. Hence, consumption of vitamin C becomes essential. 

It can be eaten raw or cooked. Also contains dietary fibers, nutrients and minerals like potassium and magnesium.
Other benefits: useful in cancer, controlling cholesterol, aid in weight loss, useful in healthy glowing skin, cures wounds, prevents signs of ageing, and helpful in hair growth.

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Pomelo

5 Best Immunity Boosting Foods Rich In Citrus And Vitamin C
Pomelo

Pomelo is rich in vitamins and nutrients. It is a citrus food when consumed after several days is worth of Vitamin C having powerful immune boosting property and anti-oxidant property too.

One peeled Pomelo approximately contains 412% of Vitamin C along with nutrients and other minerals.

It also helps to prevent harmful compound called free radicals. It is full of fiber and low in calorie.

Other benefits: helpful in fluid balance, improves bone density, promote weight loss, boosts heart functioning, has anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti fungal property, fights cancer cells.


"Make Your Immune System Stronger"
"Consume Citrus Everyday"

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