Did you know there is a strong correlation between a healthy gut and a healthy immune system? I guess this is not surprising as over 70% of your immune system resides in your gut. Eating foods high in these essential nutrients, listed below, will support both your gut health and your immunity.
· Vitamin D
Found in Salmon (wild), Mushrooms, Fortified non-dairy milks, Sardines
· Omega 3
Found in Wild fish - Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring. Flaxseeds, Chia seeds, Walnuts
· Vitamin E
Found in Sunflower seeds, Olives and Olive Oil, Almonds and Almond Butter, Hazelnuts, Spinach, Broccoli, Mango, Tomatoes, Avocado
· Vitamin C
Found in Papaya, Brussel Sprouts, Orange, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Strawberries, Pineapple, Kiwi, Cauliflower, Kale, Tomatoes
Found in Pumpkin Seeds, Grass-fed Beef or Lamb, Cashews, Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Spinach, Dark Chocolate (>70%), Salmon (wild), Organic Chicken.
Found in Elderberries, Red Onions, Red Apples, Cranberries
Found in Red Grapes, Blueberries, Dark Chocolate (>70%), Red Wine (in moderation).
Found in Green Tea, Black Tea
· Citrus Flavonoids
Found in Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lime.
· Soluble Fibre
Found in Oats, Oat Bran, Barley, Beans, Lentils, Fruits and Vegetables
· Beta- Glucans
Found in Mushrooms, Oats, Barley.
· Anti-inflammatory Spices
Found in Ginger, Turmeric.