To support immune function include foods rich in Vitamin C.
In addition to citrus fruits, vitamin C rich vegetables include peppers and plenty of green leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli, parsley, and brussels sprouts.
Zinc is also required for support immune function.
Foods rich in Zinc include fresh oyster, pumpkin seeds, ginger root and pecans.
The king of immune fighting foods is garlic. Garlic’s antibacterial property is due to sulphur-containing compounds, allicin.
Garlic should be chopped or crushed for the allicin to be most effective.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTING SUPER RECIPE!! Garlicky kale with lemon and roasted seeds
1tbsp olive oil
200g kale or other greens
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Handful of sunflower seeds
Heat the oil in a wok
Add the kale and stir-fry for 5-8mins
Add in the garlic for the last 2mins
When the kale is tender and a vibrant green, remove from the heat
Squeeze over half the lemon
Throw the pumpkin seeds in a pan over a low heat and they should expand and turn brown quickly
Sprinkle over the kale
Serve with rice or fish or any other dish you like
UPCOMING EVENTS... BE BODY WISE Weight Management
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At Be Well London we don’t believe in fad diets. We believe in healthy eating, based on scientific research combined with our clinical experience, to achieve long term, sustainable eating habits that contribute to successful weight management.