Immune boosters

Almost 70% of your immune system is in your gastrointestinal tract!  So, it makes sense to keep it healthy right?

In Brisbane, the Ekka has started which means there are about to be a lot of sniffles and coughs going around. Some top players to boost your immunity are:

✅ Oily fish

Tuna, salmon & sardines are packed full of omega 3, which is not only great for gut health but also have an anti-inflammatory effect.  Plus, a great source of vitamin D. Yup, this is a winner from a few angles!

✅ Oranges

Well really any citrus fruits are bursting with vitamin C, which is great for your immune.  Hmmm, interesting how they are in season right now.

✅ Garlic.

Legendary for its effectiveness as a preventative but also a great antibacterial.  BTW also handy for keeping those vampires at bay 😂

✅ Kiwifruit

Full of vitamin C & K, as well as potassium & folate.  My niece loves oranges & kiwis together as a snack, sounds good to me.

✅ Leafy greens

Packed full of antioxidants! Yup, that old chestnut – eat your greens!

✅ Nuts & seeds

Lots of healthy fats, zinc & vitamin E.  Great for portable snacks – I always have a small bag of them in my uni backpack or handbag – pretty darn easy.

✅ Orange vege

Rich in vitamin A, which is great for your digestive lining.  Think carrots, sweet potato & pumpkin to name just a few.

✅ Eggs

A powerhouse packed with vitamins most notably vitamin D, plus they are protein rich.  I did a FB post late last week on how good eggs are – check it out if you’ve not already looked.

✅ Tea

Green or black, both are high in antioxidants.  I’m always up for a cuppa – who else?

✅ Fermented foods

Full of gut friendly probiotics, think of sauerkraut, miso, or pickles.  Every culture seems to have a favourite fermented food, even the hipsters are embracing kombucha. 

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

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