A robust immune system helps to reduce our susceptibility to infection. There are plenty of key nutrients to help support immune health and we have selected recipes with a rainbow of colour and plenty of health-boosting antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and plant phytonutrients. It is also essential to focus on Digestive Health

BOOST: Colourful fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, oranges, berries, tropical fruits, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, garlic, broccoli, red bell peppers, sweet potato, plus live natural yoghurt, onion, chilli, ginger, turmeric, cumin.

AVOID: Refined sugar foods (sweets, cakes, chocolate, muffins, carbonated sugary drinks, sugary breakfast cereals).  Dairy foods (milk, cheese, cream, ice cream, yogurt) increase mucus production so eliminate these if your child is suffering from a cold or cough. Soy and gluten foods (wheat, rye, barley) are inflammatory and best avoided when the immune system is fighting an infection.