Fall is here and many people are preparing for the upcoming flu and cold season. With the ongoing battle with the ever changing coronavirus, along with the other common colds and flus, you may wonder how you can better fight off the flu, cold, and other bugs this coming winter. You may be surprised to know you can help fight off this year’s flu, cold and viruses with your favorite Mexican foods! There are many common ingredients used in Mexican food that helps improve our natural immune system. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant will share some of the common ingredients used in Mexican food that help your immune system this winter cold and flu season.
Ingredients in Mexican Soup, Appetizers & Entrees For Colds & Flu
Bell Peppers – Red, yellow and green bell peppers is a common ingredient in many Mexican dishes such as Fajitas. When you eat bell peppers, you’re not just getting a mouth full of delicious and bold flavors, but you are also taking in a huge amount of vitamin C and beta carotene. Both vitamin C and beta carotene greatly help the immune system. Bell peppers have twice the amount of vitamin C than what you find in an orange, so when you are looking to give your body the immune boost it needs, why not sit down to a Fajita or other Mexican dishes with bell peppers.
Chili Peppers – In a number of Mexican dishes red and green chili peppers are used. Hot peppers in general are great immunity builders. Hot peppers can help improve the immune system, fight fungal infection, and fight flus and colds. Not only will you help your immune system by eating hot chili peppers, but you will also improve your metabolism. Chili and other hot peppers are full of capsaicin which helps fight off viruses and over 16 different types of fungal pathogens.
Garlic – Garlic is another common ingredient found in many Mexican foods. Garlic is full of vitamins and Allicin which helps to create antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants are key in fighting off free radicals which lead to cold and flu. Many people, when they are feeling sick or at the start of a major flu or cold season, will eat a lot of garlic which they swear prevents them from getting sick.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are frequently used in Mexican food. They are eaten raw, cooked and in a number of sauces and salsas. Tomatoes are full of flavor and brings some color to your meal. However, tomatoes are also a very healthy food and one that helps the immune system. Tomatoes contain a number of vitamins, antioxidants, folate, micro-nutrients, and lycopene. The variety of nutritional elements of a tomato help the body in many ways, including improving the immune system.
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These are but a few of the common ingredients in Mexican food that directly helps the immune system. You can eat your way to a strong immune system as well as a healthier lifestyle with delicious food. If you are looking for ways to improve you immune system this coming cold and flu season, why not enjoy some of your favorite Mexican food. For quality Mexican cuisine which contain great immune building ingredients, come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant today.