Monday, 13 June 2011

Beat Winter Colds and Flu's with Natures Super foods

Now that Wintertime is upon us it is a good opportunity to enhance our family's immune systems using a couple of key foods.

  • Breakfast: Steaming hot porridge served with stewed fruits and toasted almonds drizzled with honey.  Porridge is packed with key nutrients to support our energy and nervous system.  It is simple to digest and makes a great nutritious start to the day.
  • Bust out the Citrus fruit wherever possible.  Start the day with lemon juice in warm water or squeeze a couple of oranges.  Lemon added to many foods especially green leafy veggies will help your body absorb the iron, a key mineral for your immune system.
  • Stews and Soups: make for hearty nutritious main meals.  Whether it be a classic minestrone, Sicilian lamb stew with polenta or an Asian inspired numbers such as Tom Yum, Rotti Channi, or Curry Laksa.  These are easy to digest especially if slowly cooked and importantly warming to our body. 
Take the time in Winter to enjoy hearty warming nutritious and delicious foods to keep you well.