Protect your immune system with these 11 foods!

Changing seasons and a busy lifestyle puts your immune system at risk. Give your immune system a helping hand and keep colds and flu at bay with a little help from the foods below…

Citrus fruits

Packed with vitamin C, tasty citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, lemons and limes are easy to incorporate into your every day meal plan.

Red Capsicums

With double the vitamin C of citrus fruits and healthy dose of beta carotene, red peppers help keep your immune system, skin and eyes healthy.

Broccoli  

A powerhouse of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as antioxidants and fiber, incorporate plenty of broccoli into your diet and reap the health benefits.

Spinach

Packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and beta carotene, superfood spinach helps fight infections.

Yogurt  

Yogurts with live active cultures help stimulate the immune system. Choose plain yogurt instead of sweetened or flavoured yogurts!

Green Tea

Healthy green tea contains anti-oxidants and is a source of L-theanine which helps fight germs.

Papaya

High in vitamin C, papain (a digestive enzyme with anti-inflammatory effects), vitamin B, potassium and folate, papaya is a delicious and healthy fruit to keep around the house.

Kiwi

Packed with vitamin C to fight infection as well as vitamin K and potassium, kiwi is also good for the digestive system.

Poultry

Chicken soup when you’re sick? Not just a myth! Chicken is high in vitamin B6 which is vital for the formation of new blood cells.

Garlic

A vital ingredient in many cooked dishes, garlic helps the body in lowering blood pressure and fighting infection.

Ginger

Soothing ginger helps with nausea and inflammation, making it good for sore throats and other inflammatory illnesses.