While there are no magic foods (or supplements) that can stop you from getting a cold or flu, we know that eating a variety of different nutritious foods can help the immune system do its job. Nutrients known to support immune function are: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate and zinc.
All you need is:
• ½ a red capsicum OR one orange to provide your daily vitamin C needs.
• 1 cup of rockmelon or pumpkin to provide you with Vitamin A.
• ½ cup of cooked broccoli with your dinner for folate.
• Load up on your baked beans, cashew nuts or lean red meat for zinc.
The micronutrients in these foods make them far more effective than any supplement.
Let food be thy medicine!!
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FUN FACT... Did you know that there are male and female capsicums? .... Females have 4 bumps and are sweeter, which makes them better for eating raw. Males have 3 bumps and are better for cooking. But whether male or female, they all provide us with more vitamin C than an orange!
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