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 facts
Fact 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. 

Avocado Mash with Quinoa Flatbread plus Kale Salad


Taken from Sirocco: fabulous flavours from the East by Sabrina Ghayour
I’ve adapted it by adding quinoa flatbread and coconut yoghurt rather than dairy yoghurt.

Avocado Mash with Quinoa Flatbread

1 large ripe avocado
2 tbsp garlic oil (as long as oil is just infused, this is ok for FODMAPS)
or plain olive oil
Chives, half a pack, chopped finely
Coriander, half a pack, chopped finely
1 tsp ground coriander
Slice of quinoa bread
Sea salt and black pepper

For the dressing