We all know that hand washing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks have become the new “norm”. However; your diet is especially important at the present time and although boosting your immune system will not prevent you from catching the virus, it can reduce the severity.

According to health experts 70% – 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut, so if you want to improve your health, start with your gut as gut health literally affects your entire body.

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy option with its significance on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fatty fish, nuts, and olive oil. This diet provides large amounts of vitamins, including vitamins A, B2, B6 and B12, C, D, and E.

A healthy sprinkle of herbs like garlic, ginger, rosemary, oregano, and turmeric will also introduce natural anti-inflammatory compounds, which also help fend off respiratory viruses.

Here is a list of foods, herbs and drinks which are known to boost your immune system:

Citrus fruits and red bell peppers

Sunflower seeds and almonds

Sweet potato and carrots

Brazil nuts

Any oily fish

Baked beans

Pumpkin seeds



Pomegranate juice

Green vegetables



Green Tea


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