Immunity Boosting Foods

Hello everyone, I hope you have all been enjoying your day. The weather has been quite sunny this morning and I had crispy prawns in homemade wraps for my lunch with a little salad.

So… I’ve been thinking a lot recently and I thought I’d do a little research about the immune system. As the days go on I’m starting to feel more and more anxious about the current situation going on around the whole world, I think because I have so much time on my hands throughout the day my mind just wonders. The more I think the more I realise the reality of the situation and its set in my mind that things won’t ever be the same. In a way its quite hard to stay hopeful because everything seems so uncertain but being grateful for what I have is a good distraction.

The body’s immune system is dependent on protein, which is needed to form white blood cells and antibodies that fight disease. The immune system is quite sensitive to changes in nutritional status and everyday it needs adequate amounts of fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to be maintained.

The nutrients listed below are known to benefit your immunity:

  • Protein
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C and E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12 and folate
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

I hope this post has been an easy read and useful to everyone, I know that now more than ever, many people are trying to understand how their body’s immune system works. It will always be best to eat a balanced diet and consume everything in moderation. I think it is super important to enjoy your  food and have a good relationship with what you eat, to give your body what it needs.

Definitions Immune system: the organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to infection and toxins.

Immunity: the body’s ability to defend itself against diseases

Information is from Google, Food and Nutrition and Understanding Nutrition

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