Australia is in the middle of a terrible flu season, with a peak of 50 percent in the number of registered flu cases this year.
So to help people reduce their chances of having a cold or a cold, a nutritionist has now provided his best tips for the immune system.
From vitamin-rich fruit to bacterial fights, fermented foods, Joshua Gaudry from Flannerys Organic & Wholefood Market has given it a waste of how to stay healthy.
Nutritionist Joshua Gaudry (photo) has given his best immune-stimulating tips to beat the cold of this year
Fire tonic is a raw, unfiltered version of apple cider that is consumed one to three times a day in quantities of 15 ml.
It is also a metabolic incentive and Joshua said the product has a wide range of health benefits.
& # 39; It is apple cider vinegar on steroids, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Vuurtonic has a perfect range of warming ingredients, including cayenne pepper, which will certainly light your inner fire this winter. & # 39;
& # 39; They are delicious and good for the intestinal tract & # 39 ;: Joshua said that broth, the soup-like food that can be eaten or drunk, is great for the immune system
Joshua said that broths that can be eaten or drunk are great for the immune system.
& # 39; Not only are they tasty and good for the gut, but bone hips also have a large number of immune system benefits, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Especially the amino acids in chicken bone broth – such as cysteine and glycine – are building blocks for the immune system. & # 39;
The broths are a combination of vegetables, herbs and animal bones – and naturally contain a lot of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Joshua recommends a substantial intake of vitamin C – which can be found in a range of foods, including broccoli, kiwi & peppers & paprika
Vitamin C and zinc
Vitamin C can be found in various foods, including broccoli, kiwi & peppers, and peppers.
It helps maintain skin, cartilage and bones and is particularly useful for controlling the flu.
Zinc can now be found in pepitas, seafood, cashews and mung beans.
It is one of the most vital nutrients in the body and helps cells fight cancer and build proteins and DNA.
Joshua also recommends golden turmeric milk for a healthy immune system – consisting of unsweetened milk, a teaspoon of turmeric, ginger and maple syrup
& # 39; Herbs such as astagalus, siberian ginseng, and reishi mushrooms have boosted immunity, "said Joshua.
He recommends Fusion Health Astra 8 tablets, which contain each of the ingredients and bounce the body against minor infections.
Siberian ginseng is known in the health industry as an & # 39; adaptogen & # 39 ;, which has reported the reported benefits of strengthening the body and resistance to stress.
& # 39; They are filled with antioxidants, so they are an easy way to get many of the good things in you, & # 39; he said.
Fermented foods include kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut and help fight bacteria and inflammation.
Kimchi, made from fermented vegetables, contains a healthy bacterium called lactobacilli that helps digest food.
Golden turmeric milk
Fermented foods include kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut (pictured) and help fight bacteria and inflammation
Made from unsweetened milk, a teaspoon of turmeric, ginger and maple syrup, one cup of the drink per day can help remove the sinuses and prevent headaches.
It also has blood thinning properties that can also improve blood circulation in the body.
Joshua said the milk contains anti-inflammatory properties and warming ingredients.
& # 39; Tea such as English Tea Shop and Pukka have tea for just about everything, & # 39; said the food expert.
The drinks are known for their ability to calm the mind, with chai tea being one of the most announced due to its relaxing properties.
The mix of herbs and ingredients can help reduce nausea, reduce pain and pain and support the digestive system.
The powder is known as a & # 39; superfood & # 39; because of the high content of antioxidants, vitamins and anti-aging properties.
& # 39; Grab a bag of cocoa powder and you are good to go for a delicious hot chocolate, & # 39; Joshua said.
Cocoa seeds also contain a group of compounds, called flavanols, which are anti-inflammatory agents.
Zinc is also a booster for the immune system and can be found in pepitas, seafood, cashews and mung beans
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