What you eat affects your immune system.
By including a variety of nutrients in your diet, you help your immune system fight off seasonal illnesses and long-term health issues. This means eating a balanced diet including foods that are rich in fruit and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats.
Taking pills and vitamin pills are not the same as eating real food. We wlll go into this topic another time as it can get rather scientific about how your body absorbs vitamins found in pills versus real food.
What do you get when eating a balanced diet?
Vitamin A – This keeps your skin and internal tissues healthy and can be found in most orange vegetable items like carrots and sweet potatoes as well as dark green veg like spinach and kale.
Vitamin C – This helps stimulate the formation of antibodies to fight infections and can be found in a variety of fruit and veg, especially citrus fruit.
Vitamin E – This is a great antioxidant and can be found in nuts.
Zinc – This helps the body fight off unwelcome bacteria and viruses, it can be found in various seafoods.
Iron – This is essential in the proper function of Haemoglobin which helps transport oxygen in the blood, iron can be found in a variety of foods including whole grains, legumes and tofu.
Lean Protein – This helps your body heal and recover and can be found in products like lean meat, fish and seitan.
Our balanced diet has been created with your health in mind. We make sure to include only the freshest variety of fruits and vegetables with a healthy portion of lean proteins, whole grains and good fats to ensure you’re receiving enough minerals, nutrients and vitamins. Our balanced diet gives your body the help it needs to fight back.