We’ve talked about foods that support your immune system before and topping the list were things like bell peppers, oranges, and broccoli mostly for their vitamin C content. However, the list of immune-boosting foods goes even deeper. Rounding out the spectrum of immune-boosting nutrients are vitamins A, D, and E and zinc. Here are five good sources of the previously mentioned nutrients that aren’t fruits or vegetables:
✴ Sunflower Seeds - Put them on your salad or oats to add zinc and vitamin E to your arsenal.
✴ Milk - From cows or plant-based, milk can help you get vitamins D and A and even some zinc depending on if they’re fortified or not. It’s worth checking the label of your milk-of-choice to see what it can provide but you’re likely to get some kind of immune-helping nutrient.
✴ Yogurt - Eat good bacteria to fight bad bacteria. Fermented foods like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, and yogurt are packed with probiotics that can support a strong immune system. Yogurt is a versatile option that brings with it some vitamin A and zinc as well.
✴ Beef - Just 3oz of beef can provide 40% of your daily zinc needs. If you’re not a meat-eater, lentils and tofu are also rich in this immune-boosting mineral.
✴ Tuna - Those cans of tuna in your cabinet can provide you with some vitamin D, zinc, and vitamin E to help keep colds at bay.