For many of us, the miserable winter weather brings on colds, coughs, dry hands and chapped lips. So what better way to fight off those pesky winter germs than fuelling your immune system with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants?
Superfoods are known for their high levels of vitamins, minerals and overall nutritiousness. Someone who maintains a healthy diet full of superfoods is less likely to get ill or have to claim on their Aviva health insurance. So why not kick-start a healthier you by eating your way to a stronger immune system? It’s easy to do, simply make sure you get your five-a-day, drink plenty of water and try and eat superfoods like the ones listed below.
This tasty little berry is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals. It’s hard to believe that this tiny fruit also packs in plenty of fibre, vitamins C, B2, E, K and calcium. It is also thought to prevent the development of arthritis thanks to its high levels of anthocyanins, – a potent antioxidant which eases arthritis inflammation. It really is a super-food to eat.
They may be tiny, but blueberries are full of Fiber, Vitamins E and K as well as Selenium. Not only this, but these powerful little berries have antioxidant properties which battle harmful free-radicals in the body. Free-radicals speed up aging and deteriorate the immune system. In addition, blueberries promote the growth of healthy and strong bones. It is also thought they can prevent the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Nothing keeps your gut and digestive system healthier than raspberries. Besides being loaded with fibre, Vitamins, Calcium and Iron, they also contain ellagic acid. This is thought to reduce developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, while promoting brain functions and improving eyesight.