Immune boosting foods
Red bell peppers
Did you know that red bell peppers contain twice as much as Vitamin C as citrus fruits? But that doesn’t mean that they taste equally good, though. Add them to a salad or a delicious meal. These peppers also contain beta carotene, which promotes healthy eyes and skin.
Get your daily dose of oranges, grapefruit, naartjies, lemons or limes during winter. These fruits are rich in Vitamin C and increase the production of white blood skills which is needed to fight off colds and flu.
This delicious veggie is rich in Vitamins A, C and E, as well as antioxidants and fibre. Steam the broccoli or eat it raw to get all the nutrients you and your family need to be healthy this winter.
Green tea and ginger
Green tea is teeming with antioxidants – fuse it with fresh ginger shavings and you’ve got a rich drink that will help you fight off the flu bug. Ginger is well-known to decrease inflammation and relieves a sore throat. It also assists with getting rid of nausea – make this tea before you go to bed to help you sleep and as a healthier alternative to warmer beverages.
Keeping you and your family healthy this cold season extends to more than just the healthy foods you eat. Ensure you reiterate the importance of healthy hand hygiene habits to ensure maximum germ protection.