10 foods to strengthen your immune system

Most of us find it hard to keep up-to-date with the new “in” foods and just want a balanced whole foods diet.

We know whole grains are best for us, lean meats are a great source of complete protein, fresh fruit and vegies are packed with nutrients, herbs and spices are a great way to cut down on the unneccesary preservatives and fats.

But… there are a few foods that you can incorpoarte into your meals to help strengthen your immunity.

1. Onions: great for raising ‘good’ cholesterol levels, lowering high blood pressure and helping avoid blood clots.
2. Garlic: slows the growth of harmful bacteria, yeasts and fungi, lowers harmful LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure.
3. Broccoli: helps fight infections and viruses and is a powerful immunity booster.
4. Quinoa: A complete protein food that contains all the essential amino acids your body needs to build muscle and repair itself.
5. Kale: Bursting with essential vitamins and minerals, kale is fantastic for your skin and can slow premature ageing.
6. Wild salmon: contains lots of vitamin D and selenium for healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
7. Nuts: rich in fibre, B vitamins, magnesium and antioxidants. Eating a handful of nuts five times a week reduces your risk of coronary heart disease.
8. Spinach: contains lots of phytonutrients and antioxidants including vitamins K, C and E, coenzyme Q10, folate, iron and carotenoids.
9. Sardines: high in omega-3 fatty acids and loaded with minerals including calcium, iron, zinc and manganese.
10. Eggs: a compact package of nutrition that provides every vitamin except vitamin C.

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xx MB