Nutrients for your immune system are so important.
Ensure you’re getting adequate sleep. This allows the body to rest and recover, and for the proper functioning of the immune system.
Look after your Gut. 70 % of your immune system is in your gut! We recommend increasing plant based foods, including lots of colourful fruits and vegetables, as these will help to feed the good bacteria in the gut.
Incorporating pre-biotic foods such as artichokes, green bananas, legumes, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus are essential for feeding the good bacteria!
Perhaps incorporate kefir every morning! Fermented food also contains good bacteria, which helps contribute to a strong immune system!
Increase antioxidants. It’s especially important to ensure that antioxidant levels (vitamins C, E, and A) and micro-nutrients – that are components of anti-oxidant enzymes (zinc, copper, iron, and selenium), are sufficient to combat any oxidative stress.
Stress can suppress the immune system. In order to reduce stress levels try some mindfulness in your daily routine.
Ensuring adequate vitamin D levels – The new advice from the NHS for Vitamin D is that we should be taking 10mcg of vitamin D3 daily during autumn and winter!