Strong immunity is key

It’s probably one of our toughest Winter yet. The 3rd wave of Covid has hit hard and level 4 lockdown has been implemented once more. If you haven’t yet tested positive for Covid, you likely know a friend or family member who has.

There’s never been a better time to be boosting our immune and listening to our body. Here are some top tips.

  • Eat antioxidant, whole plant foods – fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes
  • Eat healthy fats – olive oil, oily fish (salmon, trout, tuna, sardines)
  • Eat fermented foods or a probiotic – yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir
  • Add garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper and ginger to your diet
  • Limit or avoid added sugars – processed foods, biscuits, cake
  • Stay hydrated – Rooibos and herbal teas count as your water intake.
  • Sleep – 7 or more hours of sleep each night is ideal
  • Moderate exercise – walking, cycling, jogging, hiking
  • Manage your stress levels – meditation, yoga, exercise
  • Mind over matter – try to stay positive
  • Find reasons to laugh

In Winter, there’s nothing like soup to warm the soul and make you feel good. Hands down, Ginger and Garlic Broth is a firm favourite of mine. Click here for the recipe. You won’t regret it.  p.s, You can add some shredded cooked chicken and noodles to make it more filling.

Follow my Facebook page during July for some great immune boosting facts and recipes, as well as some tips to reduce stress during lockdown.

Stay warm and safe and keep your immune boosted with some healthy choices.

” A belly laugh increases the ability of your immunity system to fight infections” Elizabeth Taylor

Yours in immune boosting health.

Fiona/ Into Nutrition