How Vegan Food Helps Your Immune System
These days, we are all looking for ways to stay healthy and shield ourselves from illness. The most powerful way to be in tip-top, virus-fighting shape is to nourish your body with foods that boost your immune system. The stronger your immune system, the better your chances of avoiding infection or fighting off illness with only mild symptoms. Following a vegan meal plan, like any of our Vegan Garden Meal Packages, is an active way to make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy!
Fruits and vegetables are simply bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are truly irreplaceable in strengthening your immune system. Orange veggies such as pumpkin, carrots, and sweet potatoes contain a powerful nutrient called carotenoids that aid in the production of infection-fighting cells in our bodies. Cruciferous veggies are high in calcium and zinc, so they are great for your bones as well as for boosting immunity! Zinc is crucial in fighting illness and is also found in pumpkin seeds, lentils, tofu, and whole meal pasta.
Lemons, strawberries, and oranges are packed with vitamin C, which we all know bolsters immune function. But you can also get that powerful vitamin from cruciferous vegetables, bell peppers, and tomatoes!
And then there is garlic. Ah, garlic. Add a little or a lot to your dish to transform not only flavor but also your immune system! Garlic stimulates and activates your white blood cells, supercharging their powers and keeping you safe and healthy. It also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to fight both infection and inflammation in your body.
Of course, we can’t forget to talk about protein! Protein is vital for a robust immune system and some of the best protein sources such as nuts, lentils, and seeds are also full of many other essential vitamins and minerals.
In these overwhelming times, who has time to think about which foods are best and prepare nutritious meals? Let us do all the hard prep work! Check out our meal plans and packages created by our chefs with only the best ingredients just for you. We cook and clean and all you have to do is enjoy your fresh, healthy, delicious, guilt-free cuisine and know you are keeping your body healthy and strong!