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