It is well established that the nutritional deficiency even if relatively mild can impair immune functions. Micronutrients such as zinc, selenium, vitamins A, C, E and B-vitamins may help optimize immune function including improving defense function and therefore resistance to infection.
Eating a diet rich in colourful, flavoursome micronutrients is a fool proof way to boost your immunity and allow it to work optimally.
Elevate your immunity further by including an array of plants & fungiii with potent immune modulating properties including garlic, ginger, turmeric, raw honey, medicinal mushrooms, fresh herbs & spices.
Get creative in the kitchen and know what you are putting into your body is contributing to a healthy and strong immune system.
Here we share with you some or our favourite immune strengthening recipes for you to replicate and enjoy with your loved ones.
Papaya & Coconut Yoghurt Breakfast (V, GF) – one green planet
Rich in vitamin C, A, folic acid & probiotics
Refresh your breakfasts with this tasty treat full of flavour, fibre and packed with nutrients to keep your immunity strong. Papaya has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C of all fruits and is also gentle on digestion.
Immune boosting chicken soup – Healthy Chef
Rich in b vitamins, selenium, iron, garlic, ginger, turmeric and fresh herbs & spices
Flavoursome and nourishing, a recipe we encourage everyone to have on high rotation. Make a large batch and freeze for future meals.
Rich in fresh herbs & spices, garlic, probiotics
Top vegetables, salads, roasts and fish with this deliciously refreshing immune boosting dressing that will last 4-6 days in your fridge. A simple way to include fresh herbs into your diet without them weltering away in the fridge. Add 1/2 an avocado to boost your healthy fats & vitamin E.
Medicinal mushrooms, fresh herbs, bone broth, probiotics
A powerhouse snack that satisfies afternoon cravings while boosting your immunity, how could you pass it up. Particularly useful if you feel the first signs of a infection coming on. Best paired with your favourite book or sunshine.
Other immune boosting recipes favourites of ours include
Happy cooking everyone,
Senior Naturopath & Owner.
Jennifer Ward, Adv dip Nat, BCom Econ, Masters Repro Med (studying)
Jennifer is a qualified naturopath with a focus on fertility, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances.
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