Boosting your immunity organically through foods can help keep your body strong and fight off infections and viruses. Due to the coronavirus at the moment preventing symptoms like these cold like symptoms, can really help you. By making sure you’re eating the right foods you’re already better off. We’e picked out some great ingredients you can incorporate into your baking to not only have great bakes but to add that extra immune booster to your favourite treats!
There are many foods that that you can use at the moment to get more creative and put into your bakes and we’ll be talking about adding them to sweet dishes and savoury dishes:
Broccoli is a versatile vegetable and is packed full of great vitamins and minerals and it’s one of the healthiest vegetables. It’s full of vitamin A, C, E and K. Broccoli can be cooked and can also be eaten raw which is actually more nutritious. So you can never run out of ideas on how to have more broccoli in your diet- great for all the family! Broccoli is great as a side dish with a roast, oven bakes such as vegetable bakes and raw with a variety of dips.
Ginger is a wonderful ingredient and can be used in so many drinks and dishes that you make. It’s a natural way to strengthen your immune system. Especially now when it’s worrying with viruses spreading try to stock up on ginger as much as you can! It’s helps to reduce inflammation, can also help when you have a sore throat and can also ease nausea. Ginger is filled with zinc and magnesium which helps improve natural blood flow in your body so this will help to prevent many other illnesses. Ginger is great when added in cakes and biscuits, stir-frys and when added to your smoothies for that extra kick!
Almonds are packed full of vitamin E and are known as the nuts that are help maintain brain function. Especially now if you’re working from home and need that extra concentration give almonds a go! They’re full of fibre and protein and can contribute as a great snack daily rather than those biscuits and chocolates. With almonds you can create many dishes- they can be used raw and can also be cooked through so they’re very versatile as well! Almonds can be added to cakes and biscuits, eaten raw when added to salads and are also great when your running low on milk because you can use them to make your very own almond milk!
Sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and phosphorus which helps maintain healthy kidneys, muscles, bones and cells in your body. By eating sunflower seeds you’ll be keeping your immune system strong as they also contain vitamin E and are also a powerful antioxidant. Sunflower seeds can be eaten raw by being mixed into cereals and salads! They’re also great when added to your bakes such as bread and biscuits and add that extra crunch to savoury dishes such as pasta when used as a topping!
Chillies are a great source of vitamin A and C which help boost your immune system. They can also reduce congestion and phlegm so if you’re feeling a little run down and may have symptoms of the current coronavirus then try adding some extra spice to your foods and try to heal naturally with this ingredient! Chillies can also be used in many ways so you will never run out of ideas on how to incorporate them into your daily diet. Chillies are great when added to your foods such as curries, Mexican food such as wraps, bean chilli’s and if you have extra large chillies you can also stuff them with anything you wish! They’re also great raw and can be mixed into salads too!
Therefore try these immune boosting foods and see if you feel an improvement in your general health! This is a great time to experiment and try new foods so raid your cupboards and see if you can get creative in the kitchen!
Stay home, stay safe and eat well!