Feeding your body with foods helps to keep it functioning properly and also helps to reduce your risk of illness, IF you eat the right things.
So what are some of the foods are best to keep me in good health?
If you are feeling unwell, then the first thing you tend to go for is something containing vitamin C.
Vitamin C is thought to help produce white blood cells which help to fight off infection.
*Red peppers are also contain beta carotene which helps to keep the skin smooth.
Broccoli is one of the best vegetables you can have and contains many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C and E alongside other antioxidants.
It also contains fibre which helps with your digestive system.
Garlic is used in a lot of dishes and is thought to slow down the hardening of the arteries and also to lower blood pressure according to the National Centre for Complementary and integrative health.
Yoghurt is a great source of vitamin D and helps to regulate the body’s immune system and boosts the body’s natural defences against disease.
There are of course many other foods that will help boost the immune system such as kiwi, shell fish and poultry such as chicken. So as you can see, having a varied diet with a good combination of some of the above mentioned foods will set you in good stead to boosting your immune system