bloodA huge percentage of our immune system lies within our gut! So it is vitally important that we nourish our body with high quality nutrients.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are high in antioxidants particularly high vitamin C foods eg: Acerola berries, blue berries, raspberries, rosehips, papaya, strawberries, kiwifruit, citrus, Red peppers, carrots, sprouts, tomatoes, dark green leafy veges, broccoli, parsley, beetroot .

There is a link between excessive consumption of simple sugars and immune dysfunction. Try and minimise processed packaged food, biscuits, pastries and sweets as they are loaded with sugar and have fine smooth textures that digest more rapidly.

Minimize factors that stimulate blood sugar spiking and tax the liver! –ALCOHOL artificial sweeteners, gum breath fresheners and the big culprit ENERGY DRINKS!!!!!. Fruit and coconut water are a much better option.

Include soluble fibre in diet for e.g. prunes, mangoes ,  linseed, legumes ,oat bran, barley , cooked apple and mushrooms. These foods among their many benefits slow down the passage of food through the digestive system and also feed the good bacteria in your gut helping with gut wall integrity and your overall immunity.