With flu season and haze, here is how to stay healthy and snot free.
In Singapore, our weather is unpredictable with one second being hot and sunny before a heavy downpour next. With the constant change of temperature and humidity, this would make our bodies weaker and we would have a higher chance of falling sick. However, if you have been keeping up with a healthy level of nutrients, you may see yourself free from coughs or a dripping nose.
But what are the nutrients that you need?
The haze is back, bringing respiratory problems and if you are not careful, it may lead to you falling sick. Other than keeping a mask on you, it is important to build a good immune system to combat the symptoms. Other than your usual vitamin C, there are more nutrients you need to effectively stay healthy.
1. Omega 3
Found in: Salmon, Soybean, Kale, Chia Seeds
A type of fatty acid (a healthy type of fat), omega 3 is a kind of nutrient your body is not able to produce. Hence, to get an efficient amount of the nutrients you have to get it from the food you eat. Omega 3 is used to provide energy to your heart, lungs and your immune system. Hence, having a good amount of omega 3 ensures that your system is on the go to battle viruses and bacterias.
Found in: Berries, Kale, Turmeric, Apple
Antioxidants refer to substances such as vitamins which are meant to help protect your cells from damage, hence less likely to be infected by external diseases.
Found in: Shitake Mushroom, Sesame Seeds, Cashews, Spinach
This nutrient is found in all of your cells and essential for a healthy body. It helps create protein and DNA in the body and helps the immune system fight viruses and bacteria. Not only that, it can also reduce inflammation. (Zinc also helps you keep a good sense of taste and smell!)
Found in: Red Meat, Tofu, Turmeric, Spinach
The reason how oxygen is transported around the body from the lungs is thanks to iron. If you lack this nutrient in your body, you would be unable to create enough healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen around your body. Hence, you would experience fatigue easily and your immunity system will go down.
Found in: Eggs, Almonds, Greek Yoghurt, Chicken Breast
Protein is an essential nutrient in most bodybuilder diets because protein can repair body tissue. Cells in the immune system and antibodies also use protein to help fight against viral and bacterial infections.
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