We would all like to help bolster our immune system to reduce susceptibility to bugs and infections. 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 important to focus on Digestive Health which plays a key role in the functioning of our immune system.
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) may increase mucus production so reducing these with a cold or cough. Soy and gluten foods (wheat, rye, barley) can be inflammatory and best avoided when the immune system is fighting an infection.
Paella (link through to recipe
Beef stew (link through to recipe)