Nutrition is important and when combined with exercise, it is a good way to help your body stay strong and healthy. Our diet plays a part in strengthening our immune system. This is why it is important to have a diet that includes eating fruit and vegetables.

 

Citrus

Fruits like oranges and naartjies are a great source of Vitamin C, which helps your body to fight against the common cold. Vitamin C also helps in boosting the immune system and lowering hypertention.

 

Fibre

Vegetables like cabbage, spinach and beans, as well as fruits like apples and pears are high in dietary fibre, which has benefits like treating and preventing constipation and piles. Dietary fibre also helps to lower cholesterol levels.

 

Garlic

Did you know that these herbs add more than flavour to food? Garlic is rich in allicin. This is what gives garlic its strong smell and flavour. It is also the ingredient that helps garlic fight common colds, make bones stronger and lower blood pressure.

 

Omega-3 Acids

This nutrient is considered one of the most important minerals that you must feed to your body daily. Found in fish like hake, sardines and pilchards and nuts, Omega-3 Acids improves digestion and lowers inflammation. Omega 3 is also an important part of managing diabetes and arthritis.

 

Protein

Our body mass is made up of 15 percent protein, with our muscles, cells, skin and hair all made up of protein. This is also what our bodies use to build and repair tissues. You can get it from meat and dairy products like milk and cheese.

 

 

Remember that when it comes to your health, you need to consult a doctor or nurse. These foods only boost  your immune system, they should not replace medical treatment!