Top tips for immune boosting
Eat some garlic:
Garlic fights infection and bacteria and it also possesses antioxidant properties. you can eat the cloves raw or add crushed garlic to your cooking. or treat the cold with our odourless black garlic that tastes surprisingly sweet! yum!
Take a probiotic or eat foods containing good bacteria:
beneficial bacteria help to strengthen the immune system and the functions of your intestines. food containing probiotics include cultured dairy such as yoghurt and kefir, saukraut and kimchi, kombucha tea, miso soup, tempeh and pickles.
sourced from beautiful new zealand bees this honey contains remarkable antibacterial and antiviral healing properties. great for sore and inflamed throats! you can eat it direct from the spoon, add to hot water for a soothing drink or spread on some toast as a snack. manuka honey is not suitable for babies under the age of 12 months.
vitamin c and zinc:
vitamin c is used to reduce the length and severity of a cold. zinc helps the body’s white blood cells to fight infection. great food sources for vitamin c are citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, mango, green leafy vegetables and parsley. food sources of zinc are sesame seeds, legumes, lentils, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, tofu, almonds, whole grains, eggs, dairy and animal products.
exercise and have fun!
regular,moderate exercise stimulates the immune system and helps us to fight off unwanted infection. it promotes oxygen flow and helps the body eliminate what it does not need. exercise also helps us to feel better as it slows down the release of stress related hormones. stress increases the chance of illness so it is beneficial to have fun and smile more!