Need a delicious and natural way to boost your immune system? Look no further, food is an important tool to help balance our immune system and maintain good daily health. Try these Immune boosting foods in your daily diet to help nourish from the inside and to give your immune system a helping hand.

1. Avocado

Avocado has undeniably ‘smashed’ itself into all Australians hearts. In fact, Aussies are among the highest consumers of avocado in the English-speaking world. But apart from being incredibly delicious, Avocados pack a nutrient-rich punch.  In fact, this wonderful superfood contains a variety of 20 different vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium and Vitamin B5 &B6. If you want to try something different with avo, why not make an avocado soup recipe or simply start adding into your salads.  

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2. Turmeric

The benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin have become a popular topic of conversation and that’s because turmeric is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant superhero!

Don’t be afraid to order a turmeric latte next time your out – you will find it creamy, comforting and super healthy (the perfect go-to winter warmer).

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3. Bone Broth

Bone broth is a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling combination of animal protein with vegetables, herbs and spices. Besides being super tasty and comforting, broth is a nutritious food know to help boost the immune system, whilst also delivering a high collagen hit (great for joints, hair and skin.

If making bone broth for scratch is a deterrent…no worries! Health Food stores are well stocked with premade bone broth products these days, making it super convenient to make at home or at work.

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4. Garlic

Garlic is another one of Nature’s immune-boosting superstar which has been used for centuries for its many health benefits including its antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Tip: Trying to add more garlic into your meals during cold & flu season to help supercharge your immune system.

5. Fermented Foods

It estimated that over 70% of our immune system lies in the gut (Campbell-McBride, 2010), thus healthy gut flora is key to a fully functionating system.

Gut flora can be easily thrown out of whack due to many factors such as bad lifestyle habits, diet and use (or misuse) of antibiotics.

To maintain good guy healthy try incorporating fermented foods into your diet – our favourites our miso soup, kefir and kimchi. These foods are rich in healthful probiotics and great for good digestion also.

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