Food is medicine. Got #covid concerns? Eat right. Certain foods boost your #immune system. Mexico Grows AntiVirals, Medical Tourists Take Note.
Mexico Grows AntiVirals, Medical Tourists Take Note: #antioxidants
Antioxidants enhance immune systems. Convivial beverages, albeit less nutritional, loaded with antioxidants are, in reverse order:
– green tea,
– red wine, and
– coffee–delicious beans grow in Mexico. And …
– espresso tops antioxidant drinks.
Even more antiviral is #chocolate. Dark chocolate has magnesium and at least as many antioxidants as artichoke. Plus, it’s indigenous to Mexico.
Pound for pound, dried and ground #herbs and #spices have the highest antioxidant content of anything. Clove has the highest levels, followed by other familiar ones.
Nuts and seeds and #beans and other legumes pack plenty of nutrients. Beans have some of the highest antioxidant levels among all foods. Frijoles are big part of the Mexican diet.
Vegetables high in antioxidants are artichokes. And spinach is a favorite. Other strong sources are red and green chili peppers and black and green olives. The latter four grow in Mexico.
Berries, like blueberries and cranberries, rank high. So do prunes and apples and mangoes, guavas, and dates. The last three proliferate in Mexico.
Mexico Grows AntiVirals, Medical Tourists Take Note: minerals
#Nitric oxide (NO) relaxes arteries, reducing blood pressure. Relaxed arteries deliver more nutrients and oxygen. That helps your lungs fight infection like COVID-19. Beets fuel production of NO.
Fruit and vegetables contain #vitamin C which scavenges free radicals. Those are the oxidizers of our cells.
Omega-3 #fatty acids, found in fish, spur #white blood cells. This boost happens within a week.
White blood cells can’t function without #zinc, abundant in meats: oysters, poultry, seafood, beef, and lamb.
#Magnesium helps lymphocytes bind to invaders so to evict them. Find magnesium range in pumpkin seeds, brown rice, spinach, and avocados, cultivated in Mexico.
#Vitamin E, an antioxidant, fights off bacteria and viruses. One Brazil nut packs more than 100 percent of your daily selenium needs. However, nuts are calorie dense which can pack on pounds.
#Sulfur in garlic is tasty for us but unhealthy for viruses and bacteria. Onions, too, fight viruses.
#Probiotics in yogurt replenish the good bacteria that produce antibodies. Your gut houses most of your immune system.
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