7 Best Foods To Eat When You Are Under The Weather

When you get sick, you tend to become weak and experience poor appetite. Your body changes its ways of coping with your illness, making you feel bad than usual. To make you deal with the condition and boost your immunity against illnesses, here are 7 food items that may help you get rid of those illnesses and make you stay healthy. These food items are recommended to be added to your healthy diet daily to achieve optimum health.

Avocado

This fruit is commonly usedin salads and desserts or in some countries they use avocados as a main ingredient in their main course. Avocados contain ‘healthy fats’ that are beneficial to individuals with heart disease. With the healthy fats in avocado, risk of having high cholesterol may be prevented.  Avocado is also rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that have anti-inflammatory effect to the body.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the illnesses that avocados can give benefit to in relieving pain and prevent swelling. Make sure to eat recommended amount to ensure optimum health. Avocado is also classified as a superfood because it contain antioxidants that helps fight infections and diseases.

Olive oil

Olive oil comes from the native trees common in the Mediterranean. The olive fruits are squeezed to produce oil. Olive oil is a rich source of Vitamin E. This vitamin serves as an affective antioxidant that can help in boosting your immunity against sickness.

The fat component of olive oil can aid in lowering blood cholesterol levels which is beneficial for heart health. It also has nutrients that reduces inflammation that relieves pain in the joints and other parts of the body.

Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This saying is true since apples are known to be beneficial to your body especially when you are exposed to weather conditions where several illnesses are present. Apple contains high amount of fiber for better digestion. Apple helps in getting rid of toxins in the body and it also contains antioxidant that helps boost your immune system to resist infection and other illnesses.

With high amounts of Vitamin C, potassium and B-complex vitamins, apples are no doubt packed with elements that are known to fight sickness.

Quinoa

Quinoa is technically a seed but commonly prepared like any other type of grains or cereals. Quinoa is a gluten-free food that is rich in essential nutrients – protein, fiber and healthy fats. It is packed with good amounts of folate and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and copper. These mentioned healthy componentsof quinoaalso have anti-inflammatory effects to the body. Quinoa is also a good source of protein and healthy fats that contributes to its ability to boost or regain your strength and fight sickness.

Tea

Tea are loaded with antioxidants that can help fight against free-radicals from damaging cells in the body which can often lead to a certain type of illness or disease.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is usually consumed as a breakfast for kids. But this food item is good for all ages. Oatmeal is high in fiberwhich gives bulk into your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time than usual. Oatmeal is also packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants that boosts your immunity against illnesses and reduces the risk of getting ill.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains good amount of friendly bacteria. These good bacteria in yogurt or also known as probiotics are needed by the body to improve digestion and immunity against sickness. They provide the body with healthy digestive flora promoting good flow of bowel movement and helps in fighting the bad bacteria in your stomach to boost immunity against sickness.

Similar to milk, yogurt is packed with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals that sustain your body to resist infection and sickness.Adding yogurt to your daily diet will help you recover faster from sickness and achieve optimum health.

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This article is written by Sarah Del Rosario, one of the health advicates from Sampateek.com.