Following a Plant Based Diet Can Help Strengthen Your Immune System

A plant‑based diet provides our bodies with lots of fibre. Fibre feeds the good bacteria living in our gut. They, in turn, support our immune system by keeping down levels of harmful bacteria, teaching our bodies the difference between ‘friend’ (our bodies own cells) and ‘foe’ (harmful bacteria or parasite).

Top of that list, of course, is Vitamin C! Vitamin c is found in abundance in fruits and green vegetables. Benefits of vitamin c include protection agains immune system deficiencies, cadiovascular disease, prenetal health problems, eye disease and even skin wrinkling.

“Other plant compounds that are not considered essential also seem to be helpful for our immunity ‑ such as Flavonoids and carotenoids found in the cabbage family vegetables,″ explains Nutritionist Cassandra Barns.

People who choose to eat a plant based diet often start to live a healthier life, whether they intended to do so or not. A new perspective occurs where you put more emphasis onto what you are consuming and how it affects our bodies and health.

Amy Smith

With a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, Amy is a freelance writer and columnist. At YCB Magazine, she writes about all things lifestyle, travel & wellness.

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