Food for a strong immune system

Are there foods that support the immune system? Yes, here are some foods credited with boosting your body’s natural defences. Eating well can boost your wellbeing in many ways, and supporting your immune system is just one of these. The best thing to do for your immune system is to eat a balanced diet. That means making sure you get a good mix of all the food groups, avoid overly salty, sweet or processed foods, and eat at least ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day Firstly, some interesting factsFact 1: People with more body fat tend to have a higher respiratory quotient (RQ) and tend to rely on their glucose burning (aerobic) metabolism and are, therefore,  more susceptible to being out of breath (note: hypoxia is a key symptom and cause of death COVID-19). Due to oxidative priority, your body has to burn off any excess glucose in your system before fat and we consume around 30% more oxygen when be burn carbohydrates compared to fat. 

Chocolate Orange Cake with Creme Patissiere

In the spirit of The Great British Bake Off, here is our contribution. This cake tastes good even without the Creme Patissiere. It’s gluten free, low gi (good for your waistline) and delicious! Serves 10-12 150 ml regular olive oil (plus more for greasing)50 g good-quality cocoa powder, raw is best (sifted)125 ml boiling water2 teaspoons vanilla extract150 g ground almonds (or 120g coconut flour)Zest of one orange1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 pinch of salt150g Xylitol or 3 tablespoons of Maple syrup3 large eggs

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