Previously we shared 8 foods that can boost your immune system but there are so many more than that. Today, we would like to share 8 more foods that can boost your body’s natural defense against pathogens and viruses.

Today’s list will have a local flair to it so keep your eyes peeled. Your favourite Malaysian food might have immune-system boosting properties!

Sunflower Seeds

A rich source of Vitamin E and antioxidants, which help improve immune function by fighting off fre radicals that can damage cells.

Almonds

Another excellent source of Vitamin E. They also contain manganese, magnesium, and fibre, all of which may benefit the immune system .

Citrus Fruits

Oranges, Lemons, and Grapefruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which may reduce the duration of the common cold and improve the immune system.

Local Fruits

Guavas, Papayas, Watermelons, Bananas and Pineapple are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Antioxidants (carotenoids) and anti-inflammatory effects.

Mangosteen

Rich in antioxidants such as xanthones (with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer effects) plus fibre for good gut health.

Green Tea

Contains flavonoids, which may reduce the risk of a cold. Containing a small amount of caffeine, drinking it also strengthens the immune system.

Pomegranate Juice

Rich in antioxidant polyphenols which helps to reduce vascular inflammation and lower blood pressure. Its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, helps prevent illness and infection.

Kefir

A fermented drink containing live cultures of bacteria that are beneficial for health. Helps with reducing inflammation and increases antioxidant activity.

Hydrogen Water

Contains potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergy and the list goes on – to boost your natural defences against infections. Scientifically proven to have therapeutic benefits for over 170+ human diseases.

Drinking merely 1.5L of Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Water provides the same antioxidant potency of taking 1,496 apples or 2,194 bananas.