Boosting Your Immune System with Plant-Based Foods
May 26, 2020
As stay-at-home orders begin to be lifted and employees start to trickle back-to-work, many people may be wondering what steps they can take to be healthy at work above and beyond the typical preventative measure of hand washing, socially distancing, etc.
A simple way to boost your immune system is packing a nutrient filled lunch and snack. Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables provide nutrients—like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E—that can boost immune function. Because many vegetables, fruits, and other plant-based foods are also rich in antioxidants, they help reduce oxidative stress. Another vitamin to try – Vitamin D, which may reduce the risk for viral infections. Read more on how to give your immune system a boost.