Immunity Boosting Foods
Health is important now more than ever and it all starts with your immunity. Your immune system helps to fight bacteria and protect the body from infection and sickness. These few foods can help support a healthy and functioning immune system.
This super berry is full of antioxidants which are great for your immune and general health. The antioxidants properties in blueberries can support cells within your body in the repair process if they have been damaged from sickness. So the next time your feeling under the weather snack on some of this delicious fruit.
This bright orange powder is known for its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties globally and vouched for by medical and holistic health professionals. Turmeric comes from the Curcuma plant and can be consumed in many ways. Add a dash to roasted vegetables, scrambled eggs or even a cup of tea and reap the benefits.
Vitamin, A, C & E are all present in spinach. High doses of these vitamins help your immune system fight infection and assist healthy blood cell production to support immunity and defense. Spinach is delicious mixed into an omelet or served as a side dish with protein at lunch and dinner.
Fighting unwanted germs is the main purpose of the immune system and garlic does just this with its antibacterial properties! Support your body in fighting bacteria by eating garlic. It is suggested to be most effective when raw, although this isn't so pleasant. We recommend adding some chopped garlic to stir-fried vegetables, sauces or if you are game enough add it to tea.
Broth is another food know for its positive impact on your health and specifically your gut. Bone or vegetable broth is a great way to give your body a high dose of vitamins in one meal. Broth is usually quite concentrated in vitamins and easy to consume so it can work to boost your immune system. Warm and hearty chicken soup is perfect for giving you a dose of broth.
Yoghurt is another good food for a healthy gut and a thriving immune system. This quick and easy snack is not only a source of calcium, protein, and vitamins but also offers probiotics which are good bacteria that help rebalance your body and fight off bad bacteria that cause illness and can be harmful to your immune system. The best yoghurt to choose is a good natural yogurt free from added sugar.
Please note none of the foods listed above should be consumed in place of professional medical treatment or advice. If you are feeling unwell or sick seek medical attention from a doctor or GP. These foods are simply a good way to support your immune along with a healthy diet and exercise.