Nutrition is intricately linked to immunity and so poor nutrition puts you at a greater risk of infection.
Looking after your diet has never been more important given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming flu season.
A healthy and balanced diet will provide your body with the minerals and vitamins essential to build a strong immune system.
While most of these essential minerals and vitamins can be obtained from your daily diet, supplements may be required in some cases.
Book an appointment or tele-health consultation now to speak to our doctors if you are concerned about your mineral and vitamin intake.
More about the best supplements to take
Zinc, Vitamin D and Vitamin C are particularly known for their ability to prevent and fight infection. Including food sources rich in these nutrients in your daily diet will ensure a healthy immune system.
Zinc is abundant in red meat, legumes, seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (cashew, almonds), dairy products and eggs
Salmon, herring, sardine, mushroom and vitamin D-fortified milks are great sources of vitamin D. Your body also produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight so a morning or afternoon walk will keep your vitamin D level up. Getting your required amount of vitamin D from diet and sunlight exposure can be difficult if you are vegetarian, vegan and indoors most of the time.
Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables: citrus fruits, kiwi, berries, tomatoes, broccoli and capsicums.
If you are concerned about not getting enough zinc, Vitamin D and Vitamin C from your diet, speak to our doctors about the possibility of taking supplements.
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