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.
Butternut squash is definitely on our Filipino foods to boost immunity list! It adds a perfect flavor and texture to Pinakbet, or mixed vegetables steamed in shrimp or fish sauce.
Squash has a lot of vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B6, and other antioxidant compounds. Incorporating squash in your daily meals not only gives you more than 100% of the daily recommended dosage of vitamin A but it also supports proper organ functions and boosts your immune system.
It’s no secret that citrus fruits are our go-to alternatives for vitamin C. But did you know that yellow and red bell peppers have twice as much vitamin C than oranges do?
This fun fact is why Bell Peppers are on our radar for Filipino foods to boost immunity. So if you want to load up on vitamin C, make the bell pepper switch and don’t forget to add it to your bowl of Chicken Afritada (Chicken tomato stew with vegetables).
And the last on our list of Filipino foods to boost immunity is Pechay, which is a beloved strain of cabbage in the Philippines. Like all types of cabbage, it’s a good source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin K, and more.
If you’re looking for a natural alternative to your daily vitamins to boost your immune system, Pechay is your best bet.
Add pechay to your Bulalo, beef shanks or bone marrow stew with corn and green vegetables. Or for an even healthier everyday meal, add Pechay to stir-fried, garlicky tofu.
On your next trip to the grocery, we hope you add more of these Filipino foods to boost immunity to keep your family strong and healthy, especially during flu season.
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