When winter descends upon us, so too does the inevitable cold and flu season that can knock us for six. They say that prevention is the best medicine, so try and keep your health in tip top perfect condition this winter by incorporating the following list of immunity boosting superfoods into your diet. The best thing about this list is, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars at health food stores! And you can pick up most of these immunity boosting superfoods at your local supermarket!
The OG superfood, that’s medicinal properties have been used for decades. Manuka Honey contains antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which can help soothe sore throats and improve digestive comfort associated with inflammation. Opt for the raw/manuka variety to reduce your intake of processed/refined sugar.
Whether you pop a knob in your tea, grate some to top your salad or stir some cold-pressed into your soups or stir-fry’s, when it comes to immune boosting superfoods, none are quite as powerful as ginger. Packed full of antibacterial properties, ginger can help ease congestion and infection.
A good quality greek yoghurt – the kind without any added sugar – is a natural probiotic and full of healthy bacteria that will help to fight off any nasties that might be lurking in the gastro tract. The live active cultures found in greek yoghurt can also help create a healthy gut microbiome, and ease digestive discomfort.
From lattes to curries, there’s nothing we love spicing up our lives with more than a touch of turmeric. Not only is this bright yellow spice downright delicious, but it aids everything from digestion and inflammation right through to brain function.
Sometimes referred to as nature’s antibiotic, garlic really is a one-stop-shop when it comes to strengthening your immune system. Garlic has antiviral and antifungal properties that can help fight off cold and flu symptoms, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol. Worth suffering the garlic breath for!