Wednesday, 19 September 2012

10 Foods To Boost Your Immune System

We can all feel the weather gradually starting to change, and as we cling onto our flip flops and flimsy summer dresses for a little while longer it may be time to thing about boosting our immune systems. Cause let’s face it, we’re all going to succumb to that office cold at some point, but here are some great office snacks that will help you bounce back in no time.  


Citrus Fruits
The old wives tale of eating an orange when you’ve got a cold could not be more correct. However it’s not just limited to oranges, all citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C which has been proven to reduce the symptoms of colds by 23% 

Kiwi Fruits
If citrus fruits really aren’t you’re thing, a Kiwi will do the trick just as well.  Kiwis are another excellent source of Vitamin C whilst also being pretty low in calories, making them the perfect immune boosting snack.

Yeo Valley Organic Natural Yogurt 500g 
Many low fat yoghurts that are currently on the market are bursting with good bacteria which is already found in your body. These bacteria work to protect the body from any germs and help boost the amount of white blood cells.

PG Tips Tea Bags - 1610 bags

Sipping on hot drinks . Green tea in particular is full of flavanoids, a brilliant antioxidant that works to boost the effectiveness of vitamin C.

Bonne Maman Honey Portions - 15x30g

If you do succumb to a tickly cough, honey is great for soothing your throat. It also contains antioxidants and has antimicrobial properties to help you fight infection.

Blueberries (125g Punnet)Blueberries
They’ve long been hailed super fruits as they are high in antioxidants. They are also packed full of anthocyanin which – as well as giving them their luscious deep blue colour– is good for boosting the immune system.


Apples are great cleansing fruits which aids digestions. A healthy digestion system is vital to a healthy immune system as 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract.

Brazil Nuts (250g)

Brazil Nuts
This great office snack it rich in selenium which helps to enhance those virus killing white blood cells that all rely on to get us through the winter flu.

Half an avocado makes a great office snack, as they are full of good fats which give you the energy to get through the afternoon. They are also contain A which helps to boost the growth of those all important white blood cells

These are a great a fruits for boosting your immune system. They are full of vitamin A and C and they crop up around winter time – just when we need them most.

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