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.
Learn more about Healthy Eating here.