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Foods to keep your immune system strong and resistant

2020-04-03T11:18:54-05:00 April 3rd, 2020|Recipes, The Club|

Try incorporating these delicious foods into your diet – whether it’s adding them into a smoothie, pairing them with a handful of nuts for a complete snack, or tossing them into your salad for a flavorful bite.

#1 Guavas
This fruit can come to a surprise simply because it’s not a common fruit eaten on a daily basis. However, guavas are number one on the list of foods highest in vitamin C! This exotic fruit with a sweet and tangy flavor is loaded with 378 mg of vitamin C per cup. To put this into perspective, this is 628% of your daily value. Guavas, in addition to being a great way to boost your immune system, they are a rich source of dietary fiber. Similar to raspberries, guavas contain 9 grams of dietary fiber per cup.

#2 Kiwi
Thankfully with kiwi, this fruit is in season 8 out of the 12 months of the year. Kiwis are often available at grocery stores all year around. This sweet on the inside but rough on the outside fruit is a great way to boost your vitamin C. In 1 single medium kiwi, there is 70.5 mg of vitamin C, which is 117% of your daily value. Although this fruit can be slightly tedious to eat, the benefits are well worth the peeling.

#3 Bell Peppers
This vegetable is a great way to incorporate a bite of freshness and color into your meals. Enjoying this vegetable raw or cooked, you’ll be sure to be doing your immune system a favor. Additionally, bell peppers are available in a variety of colors that are sure to supply you with different vitamins and nutrients. Next time you need a quick midday snack, a handful of sliced bell peppers with hummus is a great way to optimize your energy.

#4 Strawberries
This is another great fruit to add to your list. Strawberries are loaded nutrients that can have you feeling much better and energized. In one serving, which is about 5-6 strawberries, you get 100% of your recommended vitamin C intake for the day. Strawberries are also a delicious fruit that are slightly lower in carbohydrates than other fruits. Slice a few in your salad or spruce up your oatmeal with them

About the Author:

Isley Whyte
Isley Whyte is the executive chef at Vue on 30a. Originally from Jamaica, Whyte is a more than ten year veteran to the culinary industry who brings to the table an array of cooking techniques with different spices and flavors passed down to him from family in addition to his culinary training in the United States.