Good nutrition is key in boosting the immune system and overall well-being. Making healthy food choices can help strengthen our body’s natural defences against illness as we go about our daily lives.

  1. Colourful Bounty: Fuel your immune system with a rainbow of colours from fruits and vegetables. These healthy options contain essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which help strengthen your body. Produce that is fresh, snap frozen or canned are all healthy options.
  2. Citrus Splash: Amp up your immune support by enjoying citrus fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and capsicum. Vitamin C, a potent immune ally, stimulates white blood cell production. Consuming vitamin C rich foods increases iron absorption, particularly from non-meat sources like salads and green leafy vegetables.
  3. Spice It Up: Infuse your meals with health benefits by incorporating immune-boosting herbs and spices. Turmeric, with its curcumin compound, brings anti-inflammatory and antioxidant prowess, while garlic’s allicin brings flavour and boosts immunity.
  4. Protein Powerhouse: Fortify your immune system with lean meats, fish, dairy, beans and lentils protein. Adequate protein intake supports antibody and immune cell production.
  5. Gut-Friendly Delights: Nurture a healthy gut with probiotic-rich foods like yoghurt, kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut. These fermented delights introduce beneficial bacteria, promoting a balanced gut microbiome and positively influencing immune function.
  6. Holistic Harmony: Combine nutrition with regular exercise for comprehensive immune support. Physical activity enhances overall well-being and contributes to a resilient immune system.


Accredited Practising Dietician & Accredited Nutritionist

Committed to evidence based practice, Deepti assists clients in achieving realistic health goals, working effectively with diverse cultural backgrounds. She is passionate about optimising health outcomes and specialises in personalised dietetic interventions and counselling

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Posted: March 14, 2024