It’s no secret that there are plenty of unwanted germs and bugs floating around during the winter months. Perhaps you’re a daily commuter, work in a hospital or in a crowded office - in that case, you'll be no stranger to them and will most definitely want to boost your immunity with superfoods.
Not sure what a superfood is? It’s a supercharged food that’s packed full with essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. You will spot them in natural environments as they will be vibrant and rich in colour, they come in all forms including leaves, berries or nuts and are most commonly found on the market in powder form. They are conveniently perfect as you can pop them in your morning smoothie, whizz it up and get all the nutrients you need in one hit.
Today we're focusing on superfoods which are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants - vital for ultimate health to take you through the season. Take a look at our top 5 and how to incorporate them into your daily life to support your immune system…
It’s 10x stronger than Green Tea and is rich in antioxidants which are essential for preparing your body to protect itself from invading free radicals. It will also give you a sustainable energy boost if you’re feeling sluggish. Our favourite way to use it? In a Matcha Latte every morning. Warm up a mug of almond milk, as a teaspoon of Matcha and some organic maple syrup if you like it slightly sweet.
If you feel a dreaded cold coming on, try some Elderberry syrup in a little water four times daily. It’s high in flavonoids which can help to reduce inflammation and give a boost to your immune system thanks to the high content of Vitamin C, A and B.
This special one comes all the way from the depths of South America and reportedly contains more Vitamin C than any other food recorded on the planet - pretty impressive, huh? Vitamin C is essential for supporting our immune system. We can’t get enough of this citrusy flavoured mega food added to our afternoon smoothie.
Baobab contains 6x more Vitamin C than an orange, originally coming from the Baobab tree which can be found in Africa, nick-named the “Tree of Life”. This sacred tree is treasured for its multitude of uses and medicinal properties it offers. We love to add this tangy, sherbet like powder to our water bottle whilst hydrating ourselves!
Snack healthily and get a boost of antioxidants with Goji Berries. Not only do they taste sweet, but they will help to keep your cells strong to combat free radicals. We love them on their own, but they are also great with porridge, granola. Top tip; rehydrate in water over night to make them soft and juicy!”