Immune Boosting and Antioxidant Foods

Best Sources of Antioxidants Fruit – blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, kiwi fruit, papaya, cantaloupe

Vegetables – broccoli, capsicum, spinach, Swiss chard, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, endive, kale, carrots, and tomatoes (limit intake)

Essential fatty acids – cold-pressed olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oils and nut and seed oils

Co factors – tuna, rainbow trout, salmon, cod, tofu, turkey, chicken

Herbal Teas – green tea, rooibos

Best Sources of Immune Boosting Foods Fruit – lemons, limes, berries

Vegetables – Shiitake mushrooms, garlic, chillies, onions, leeks, horseradish, cinnamon, ginger, lemongrass, thyme, turmeric, parsley, daikon radish, carrot, beetroot

Essential fatty acids – oily fish

Co factors – bee products (royal jelly, bee pollen manuka honey)

Herbal Teas – echinacea

Flu Fighter Tea – This tea is fantastic to drink when you have a cold or ‘flu. It is very warming and soothing for a cough or sore throat and can help to support your immune system.

Method : Bring 1 litre of water to the boil and add: 1 tablespoon of manuka honey 2 teaspoons of fresh grated ginger 1 lemon sliced (leave skin on) 1 cinnamon stick or half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder 6 cloves 1 clove of garlic ¼ teaspoon of fresh chopped chilli Continue to boil for 1 minute. Allow to cool slightly and drink the warm tea freely throughout the day. Immune Boosting and Antioxidant Foods