Many of us are fighting a cold or the flu at this time of year, and there are many tips flying around the internet to try and help you not only avoid sickness, but also to get better quickly. One of the best ways to avoid illness is to eat the right healthy foods, which will boost your immune system.
FRUIT AND VEG
It takes a little more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away, but fruit and veg is definitely a good start. Have fruit for breakfast and any snacks, and try to surround your evening meal with some colorfulvegetables to keep your immune system in check.
Whilst it may not be great for your breath, garlic contains allicin, which fights infection and bacteria. Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A which plays an important role in ensuring your skin – your body’s first line of defense – is strong and healthy. So why not try serving some Quorn Garlic & herb Chik’n cutlets with sweet potato wedges for a colorful, healthy meal?
Probiotics which are found in yogurt are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Whilst they’re available in supplements and pills, it’s much quicker and easier to get your probiotics treatment from typical yogurts. Try to look for one with low amounts of sugar and fat for even more health benefits.
These grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than Echinacea. Animals eat oats which helps them to avoid contracting certain illnesses, and humans can also see their immune systems boosted as it helps wounds to heal quicker and assists antibiotics to act quicker.
For the pescatarian and meat eaters out there, oysters, lobsters, crabs, and clams help your white blood cells to produce cytokines proteins that help clear flu viruses out of the body. Salmon, mackerel, and herring are also beneficial to you, as they help your lungs by reducing inflammation and increasing airflow. Try adding them to your diet once or twice a week for the greatest benefits. Oysters and lobster also contain zinc which helps your body to produce white blood cells and protect your body against bacteria and viruses.
Soup is one of the more traditional foods which is known to help you battle any sickness. Try Quorn Meat Free Chicken Pieces Thai Coconut Soup which can help to fight cold symptoms and boost your immune system. Tea can also help boost your immune system in a similar way.
Any Quorn products that you try could help you make a delicious, nutritional meal for you and your family to enjoy. For the best results, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and feel free to experiment with our recipes to your own tastes. Our forward-thinking team of chefs are developing even more hearty meals for you to enjoy.