Ginger is the fresh root crop we use to sauté. We use it when we make chicken curry, when we make Sinigang (tamarind stew), when we make Chicken Tinola and a lot more familiar recipes.
Ginger is excellent for anti-inflammatory hence, boosting your immune system. It’s also known as a diaphoretic, which helps alleviate flu-symptoms if you feel you’re catching a cold or a fever.
It also helps your body release toxins by inducing sweat. You make your ginger tea or cook more foods with ginger, to keep yourself away from infection.
No wonder we hear omega-3 fatty acids a lot on the internet, in commercials, and even in cookbooks. It’s good for your heart and your overall health. Omega-3 can be found in fatty fish like Salmon.
Aside from the benefits of omega-3, salmon also contains zinc, selenium, and bioflavonoid that help heal your body from within and help keep your immune system on point.
Get your nutritious dose of omega-3 fatty acids with dishes like Sinigang na Salmon.
It might be surprising to see eggs on a list of Filipino foods to boost immunity. This is especially because their yolks are well known to be high in cholesterol. But they also have a lot of protein.
Making sure your body has enough protein is essential to keeping your immune system boosted, and eggs just so happen to have a lot of protein.
Eggs also have nutrients like zinc, selenium, vitamin D, and vitamin E, which support immune system functions. So yes, the eggs in your tapsilog, longgsilog, and other Filipino breakfast staples are good for you.
If you feel like trying something different from your usual sunnyside up and scrambled eggs, try using eggs to make tortang talong (eggplant omelette).
Flank steak (4-ounces) gives you more than 50% of the daily recommended dose of zinc, selenium, and vitamin B6.
These three nutrients put together to make sure your immune system is functioning at its 100% capacity, protecting you from illnesses.
Studies have linked the carnosine in meat to improved immunity.
It’s important to note, however, that as with all types of red meat, they should be eaten in moderation. This is because there are scores of studies linking red meat consumption with increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer.