Dietary tips for immunity

May 1

For many of us, spending more time at home means more time to prepare our own meals, and a great opportunity to incorporate more immune-rich foods into our everyday diet. With over 70 per cent of our overall immunity residing in our gut, the types of foods we are fuelling ourselves with is now more important than ever.

We spoke to Stephanie Gobbo, a Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath who has listed her top nutrients and food sources that will support our immunity whilst working from home.

  • Zinc Rich Foods

Oysters, mussels, red meat, poultry, eggs, beans & lentils, pine nuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, tahini, spinach, mushrooms, green peas

  • Vitamin C Rich Foods

Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, guava,red capsicum, kiwi fruit, oranges, lemons, camu camu powder, beetroot, parsley, broccoli, brussels sprout

  • Vitamin A Rich Foods

Eggs, cod liver oil, carrots, papaya, tomatoes, cantaloupe, apricots, mango, peaches, pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach

  • Gut Immunity Foods

Bone broth, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, apple cider vinegar, kefir, miso, natural yoghurt

  • Herbal Tea Blends

Echinacea, rosehip, elderberry, marshmallow leaf, licorice, chamomile, nettle, ginger, lemongrass, lemon balm, peppermint, olive leaf, yarrow, matcha green tea

  • Immunity Herbs + Spices

Garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric, thyme, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, chilli, cloves, rosemary

  • Essential Fatty Acids

All seafood, especially salmon, sardines, mackerel, ocean trout, flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, walnuts, sesame seeds, tahini, brazil nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds

  • Immunity Support Foods

Shiitake mushrooms, organic bone broth, chicken stock + soup, manuka honey, coconut oil

  • Warming Meals

Hot pots, casseroles, soups, stews, congee, broth, pho

For more information on how to structure and improve your diet whilst working from home, contact Stephanie at https://www.stephgobbo.com.au/about-1

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