Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and the mineral zinc all have a well established reputation for their ability to boost your immune system.Foods that boost your immune system

Vitamin A helps to protect the body from infections, and is important in maintaining a strong immune system.
Foods containing Vitamin A are orange coloured vegetables such as sweet potato and carrot, red capsicum, and spinach and more

Vitamin C is effective for prevention as well as reducing the severity of a cold. It also enhances the effect of other remedies.
Some foods containing Vitamin C are citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi fruit, red and yellow capsicums, broccoli and tomatoes.

Vitamin E contains antioxidants that assist in building a strong immune system to protect you from illnesses.
Foods containing Vitamin E include avocados, whole grains, sunflower seeds, almonds and  leafy green vegetables.

Zinc helps to reduce the severity of symptoms and assists in the repair process.
Foods containing zinc include oysters and other seafood, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, legumes and eggs.

If you want a boost juice then try this simple recipe:

2 carrots
1 orange or an apple
1 stick of celery
1cm piece of ginger

You can download this information from our “Helping yourself” page.
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