A varied and nutrient-rich diet is needed to support, improve and maintain good immune system health.
In this post, you’ll discover a wide range of vitamin and mineral-rich foods that are readily available for most and can be easily incorporated into any diet.
Below I have highlighted the significant bits for you, just in case your schedule is tight.
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- It’s Not All About The Veggies
- Frozen Food & Nutrients
- Fortified Food
- Grow Your Own Veggies
- The Correct Balance is Key
- Should I Consult My Doctor Before Taking Vitamin Supplements?
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- sweet potato
It’s Not All About The Veggies
Fresh meat and fish, meat contains just as much nutritional value as any other food source.
Meats add much-needed iron to the body providing it with the raw material it needs for the 24/7 conveyor belt of manufactured red blood cells.
Diary such as eggs, cheese and milk also provides the immune system with Zinc essential for the healing of wounds (a real game-changer for Diabetics) and oily fish for the much-prized Omega 3.
Frozen Food & Nutrients
Frozen food retains its nutritional content in varying degrees, dependent on its type and how it was processed.
Foods usually fortified with vitamins and minerals are breakfast
- dried milk
A great way to make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need is by growing your own.
Grow Your Own Veggies
This is not everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s a sure way of knowing that any herbs or vegetables you grow yourself have been organically grown.
Growing food at home can be therapeutic in times of stress or anxiety, and it’s extremely rewarding too.
You may even consider keeping a few hens for their delicious fresh, protein-packed eggs, that is if you have space, the time and the inclination.
Some herbs and vegetables can even be easily grown at home; even if you don’t have a garden, plant pots are good.
Vegetables, salads and herbs are easily accessible from any local market, grocer, or superstore.
The Correct Balance Is Key
The correct balance of vitamins and minerals your immune system needs to function at its best is vital to good health and long life.
A vegetarian or vegan diet may appear healthy from the outside, and it is.
However, a few of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs are impossible to get from just plant food alone.
So, If you plan to eliminate animal foods, you may want to consider including supplements into your diet to ensure you are getting everything your body needs.
Should I Consult My Doctor Before Taking Vitamin Supplements?
Supplements are sold without a prescription and brought over the counter.
I would strongly recommend you do your research and due diligence, seeking advice when and where appropriate before adding any supplement to your diet.
If you have any underlying health conditions, taking any prescribed medication or already taking vitamin or mineral supplements, you should always seek advice and guidance from your doctor or health worker.
Supplements can cause serious side effects if not taken in the correct dosage, so please always seek medical advice.
*Please note the information in this post is intended for the purpose of general information only and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals & that I may get a commission for purchases made through links in this post.