5 Vitamins That Will Help Boost Immunity Over Time

Here are a few vitamins and reasons to include them in your diet regularly.

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We all must have heard the old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away,” and there is some truth to the phase due to the presence of vitamins in the fruit. We all believe in the saying because nourishing foods rich in certain vitamins can help your immune system stay stronger and helps it fight off illness. 

A strong immune system will help your body bear through sicknesses like colds and the flu. It can also help you recover from injury faster and also helps keep your energy levels higher. It is important to choose the right foods with right vitamins and minerals that will help build your immune system over time. Choosing the right foods is like a good habit you need to work on. It’s a cumulative effect.

Here is a list of vitamins that can help make your immune system stronger over time.


Vitamin C: It is one of the most popular vitamins and we all have come to know of it and its uses since the Covid times. Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters and research has proved that lack of vitamin C can make you more prone to getting sick more often. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant thus protecting your body from toxins that cause inflammation in your body.  

Vitamin B6: Foods like chickpeas, beef, salmon, chicken breast, fortified cereals, potatoes, turkey, bananas, etc contain the highest amount of vitamin B6. They not only keep the immune system healthy but also promote brain development and keep the nervous system at its best.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that prepares your body fight off infection and research has proved it to be one of the most effective nutrients for our immune function since it helps keep our T-cells at their best. Vitamin E rich foods are always better than supplements and few common foods include nuts, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli, kiwi, mango, tomatoes, etc

Zinc possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and thus it is commonly known as the “gatekeeper” among the researchers. It is known as the gatekeeper of your immune system because it promotes proper functioning of the immune cells. Oysters are the highest food source of zinc and other foods include blue crab, pork chops, beef, turkey breast, cheddar cheese, lentils, milk, greek yogurt, etc.

Selenium: Dietary selenium helps keep you overall healthy. It not only activates your immune system when there's danger of any infections or illnesses but it also help your immune system slow down when required. Thus it prevents our immune system from going overboard thus protecting the body from chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis. 

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