In Season: Immune boosting Autumn Eats

You are what you eat

Did you grow up hearing “you are what you eat” or “you only get out what you put in”? OK, that second one might have been aimed at motivation more than nutrition, but it does make you think about what you’re filling your body with, doesn’t it?

In the lead up to winter, fuelling up on good sources of Vitamin C such as red or yellow capsicum, citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, green leafy vegetables, broccoli and strawberries – combined with good natural sources of Zinc such as oysters, beef, wheat germ and pumpkin seeds – will go a long way to providing you with ‘the right stuff’ to give your body a fighting chance against viruses and infection.

Super-charged immunity boosters

Here are some more foods to help avoid winter colds:

Yoghurt – Many yogurts contain probiotics that help your body resist contaminations and aid in quicker recovery from infections.
Green Tea – Not only does it aid in weight loss, green tea also contains antioxidants needed for optimal health.
Sweet Potatoes – Swap out your regular mashed potato for sweet potatoes, the carbohydrate is rich in antioxidants and improves cell function.

Fresh is best

Bendigo has an abundance of market-fresh produce ripe for the picking! 
Why not make market shopping part of your regular routine? Bendigo Prince of Wales Showground Market Every Sunday, 8.30am – 3pm, Holmes Road, Bendigo. Entry is free and there’s plenty of free parking too. Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market The 2nd Saturday 
of each month, 9am – 1pm at Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo.

Click here for more info on the Showgrounds Market

Click here to find out more about the Bendigo Farmers’ Market