Who can deny the power of a good chicken soup when flu attacks; or when you are convalescent after any disease or health problem?
Results that Poultry, such as chicken and turkey, is high in vitamin B-6. About 3 ounces of light turkey or chicken meat contains 40 to 50 percent of your daily recommended amount of B-6 which is an important player in many of the chemical reactions that happen in the body, for example it is vital to the formation of new and healthy red blood cells. Stock or broth made by boiling chicken bones contains gelatin, chondroitin, and other nutrients helpful for gut healing and immunity.
It is not directly proved that life style changes and healthy diets can boost your immunity but, as poultry, there are many types of food proven to be good protectors of your health and well physical and even mental being, just by providing the micronutrients for cellular regeneration and well-functioning.
We have all heard the “Eat an apple a day; you will keep the doctor away”; which is actually true. Studies do show that eating a diet that is high in fiber and antioxidants (fruits and vegetables) and has enough protein helps to keep your immune system working properly.
Specific micronutrients such as iron, selenium, zinc, copper, as well as vitamins C, A, E, B-6 and folic acid have important roles in the body’s immune response. Vitamins A, C, D, and E, folate, iron, zinc, selenium work as immunity enhancers as giving a role in the formation and in the functioning of the components of our immune system. Supplements might help; however, as your body absorbs and uses vitamins and nutrients better when they come from a dietary source, to count on the food containing them should be more helpful than taking pills and syrups.
The daily intake of those elements should be guaranteed by adding to our diet: Green tea. Red bell peppers. Spinach. Brocoli. Garlic. The millenarian Turmeric used by Asian countries during centuries. Ginger. Citrus juices or fruits directly. Kiwi. Papaya. Sunflower seeds. Almonds. Yogurt, fermented food and probiotics in general. Varieties of shellfish that are high in Zinc include: crab, clams, lobster, mussels…