Consumer more ‘good’ bacteria, vitamins and minerals
Foods containing probiotics stimulate our white blood cells, which can lower the chance of catching the common cold.
All foods that have live bacteria and yeasts are good for gut health and the digestive system, which, in turn, supports our immune system.
Look for those that are marked as fermented or cultured – ‘live active cultures’ – such as yogurt, kefir, lassi, tofu and miso.
Pumpkin seeds packed with essential minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron and copper – all of which are essential for the immune system and brain function, says Cheryl.
She added: “Mushrooms contain beta glucans that enhance the immune systems whilst offering numerous other health benefits, including to the heart and brain.
“If you don’t like the taste, you can buy mushrooms in a powdered form that is apparently lovely in coffee!”
Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk