5 FOODS TO ADD TO YOUR DIET TO AID YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

With Winter in full swing, it's more important than ever to stay healthy and be kind to your immune system. Lifestyle can really impact your immune health, things like stress can really take it's toll onto the body. So, give your body it's best chance to fight infection, by fueling it with immune boosting foods.  

Here are five foods to start adding to your diet to help boost your immune system: 

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Broccoli

Supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C + E as well as many other antioxidants and fiber. We did a whole post on why Broccoli is so good for you last week, which you can read here.
Adding Broccoli to your diet is really easy because it can go with any meal, soup or salad. 

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Garlic

Adds a little zing to foods and a must have for your health! Garlic has been used to fight infections of centuries and is full of vitamins C and B6, manganese, selenium and other antioxidants. 
Simple way to add garlic into your diet, is to sauté your vegetables in it. 

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Spinach

Rich in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants and beta cavotene which may increase the infection-fighting ability of our immune systems. 
Add it easily to salads, dinners and smoothies. 

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Ginger

People turn to ginger after getting sick as it decreases inflammation, which can help reduce sore throat symptoms. It also helps suppress nausea.
You can add ginger to your marinades, soups, rice dishes and/or your tea. 

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Turmeric

Has a high source of antioxidants, and it contains anti-inflammatory properties meaning it’ll help clear out toxins from your body and reduce any internal inflammation. We shared more facts on turmeric 

Add it into your smoothies, toss it in with roasted vegetables, add to rice, greens or in your soups. 

Find immune boosting recipes here