Including Vitamins in your diet is critical to boosting your immune system.
- Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale and broccoli. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for good health because your body doesn’t produce or store it.
- Vitamin B6 is vital to supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B6-rich foods include green vegetables and chickpeas, which is the main ingredient in hummus.
- Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection. Foods rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds and spinach.
A simple rule can help you when choosing fruits and vegetables: The more colorful the fruits and vegetables are, the better. Try to eat a wide variety foods, and aim to eat fruit and vegetables from every color of the rainbow. So here are some practical recipes to help improve your intake of vitamins while eating delicious food.
Here are some delicious immune boosting recipes that are easy to make and loaded with vitamins. Who says healthy doesnt have to be tasty?
Green breakfast smoothie
This great healthy smoothie made with greens and coconut is a delicious immune booster. Made with greens, yogurt and an banana, this smoothie can be tailored to whatever you have available at home. Supercharge your breakfasts!
Coconut banana smoothie
Coconut and banana smoothie, an earthy twist to this classic smoothie. Rich in vitamins and minerals, this delicious smoothie is great for your immunity and will leave you coming back for more!
Stir-fried broccoli with coconut
A south Indian inspired stir fry that’s loaded with vitamins, vital to building immunity. Who says that healthy cant be tasty? This recipe takes very little time to make and is made with simple ingredients.
Superfood salad with citrus dressing
This superfood salad packs a nutritional punch. Get all the benefits of the superfoods with an extra kick of citrus for that added vitamin dose to boost your immunity.
Immune Booster Shot
This immune booster shot recipe has everything you need to raise that immune system! With everything from garlic and ginger, to lemon and orange juice, to apple cider vinegar, honey, and turmeric, it’s jam packed with immune boosting ingredients.
Smoky eggplant and cumin soup
Healthy, wholesome and delicious soup that is easy to make. This tick, creamy and delicious soup, with its smoky flavour is a wholesome meal in itself. Sprinkle on some microgreens for that extra dose of nutrition.
Capsicum, kale and feta frittata
Cook up a pan of antioxidant-rich kale leaves with capsicum and eggs for a bright and filling breakfast. This colourful dish is loaded with crucial vitamins essential for boosting immunity.
Make the most of seasonal produce with this tangy beetroot dip. Loaded with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, this dip can go with anything you throw at it. Delicious, nutritious and versatile.
Shakshuka is traditionally made in a tomato based sauce. Shake up your shakshouka game by ditching the rich red tomato sauce and embracing this all green, vegetable-charged version. Rich in anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals, this amazing dish will up your breakfast game.