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Fuel Your Immune System With Food
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17 November 2020
All we can do is try to be as healthy as possible. Read on for nutrients that will help fuel your immune system. 
Micronutrients are essential in fighting infections. These include vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc.

Vitamins

Vitamin A is seen as your body’s first line of defence when fighting infection. So make sure to dish up tasty meals with oily fish, egg yolks, cheese, tofu, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.

Vitamin C & E help to fight infection by protecting your body from stress. Good sources of vitamin C include oranges, lemons, limes, berries, kiwifruit, broccoli, tomatoes and bell peppers. Vitamin E is found in nuts, green leafy vegetables and vegetables oils.

Minerals

We need iron, zinc and selenium for immune cell growth, among other functions. Iron is found in meat, chicken and fish. Vegetarian sources include legumes, whole grains and iron-fortified breakfast cereals. Zinc is found in oysters and other seafood, meat, chicken, nuts, dried and canned beans including your classic Baked Beans which is notably high in zinc.

There you go, a complete guide on the best foods to be fuelling your body with right now. Mix and match these ingredients to focus on a variety of vitamins & minerals that the whole family can enjoy.

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