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5 superfoods that help boost immunity

Now more than ever before, finding ways to boost your diet is a key way to keep your overall health and immune system in tip-top shape. We’re currently in a time where we all could use some serious immune boosting.

The good news is that there are plenty of plant-based options, and we’re sharing our top five picks that you may want to stock up on.


5 Plant-based Superfoods For Immunity


#1 Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an easy and delicious addition to a plant-based diet and happen to be packed full of beta-carotene — an important antioxidant that’s known to help support immune function.

Try enjoying a roasted sweet potato with a drizzle of melted coconut oil and a sprinkle of cinnamon and hemp seeds for a nutritious snack that will fuel your body with the nutrients it needs.


#2 Red Bell Peppers

This delicious, crunchy veggie is a vitamin C-rich powerhouse food that many of us could benefit from enjoying right now.

Vitamin C plays a very important role in supporting the body’s immune response, so try boosting your intake with sliced red bell peppers dipped in some hummus for a tasty snack.


#3 Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are another great way to pack in a healthy dose of vitamin C, and they are also easy to enjoy on a plant-based diet.

Try enjoying half of a grapefruit with breakfast or blend up a smoothie with some sliced oranges with a mix of your favorite fruits and unsweetened almond milk to add a powerful immune boost to your diet.


#4 Pumpkin Seeds

These seeds are a super-rich source of zinc — an important mineral for immunity. There’s a reason why so many over the counter cold medicines or immune-boosting supplements include zinc in them!

Zinc has been shown to help boost white blood cells, which are critical for a robust immune system and warding off germs.

You can add pumpkin seeds to your morning bowl of oatmeal or sprinkle over a salad for a healthy way to show your immune system some love!


#5 Lentils

Lentils are a staple in many plant-based diets as they are rich in fiber and protein. But, they also happen to be a great source of zinc to keep your immune system strong.

You can add lentils to your favorite pasta dishes, salads, or try enjoying Veestro’s Beluga Lentil Braise for a nourishing and satisfying meal.


Keep Your Immune System Strong With the Help of Plant-based Eating

There’s truly no better time than now to eat clean and focus on ways to keep your immune system strong. So, use the power of plant-based eating with these naturally immune-boosting foods to give your body the support it n

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