It goes without saying that a balanced diet is the key to staying in the pink of health. Reach for these foods the next time you go grocery shopping – they contain vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system.
Fill half your plate with vegetables of different colours. Eating a rainbow helps to boost immunity and fight infection.
Dark leafy vegetables
Spinach, broccoli, chye sim, kale
Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables
Carrots, grapefruits, bell peppers, oranges
Fill a quarter of your plate with wholegrains, which are rich in vitamins B and E, minerals and dietary fibre. They boost energy levels and help promote the feeling of satiety, which is integral in maintaining a healthy body weight.
Brown rice, wholemeal/wholegrain bread, oats, barley, millet
Fill the remaining quarter of your plate with protein. Oily fish, walnuts and flax seeds are not only rich in protein but also omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to be helpful in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
Tuna, mackerel, herring, sardine
Nuts, beans, tofu, tempeh