Food glorious food, in the words of Oliver Twist, is literally the elixir of life. During this challenging time cooking meals, experimenting with flavours and learning about the benefits of certain ingredients has been a major act of kindness, not only for myself but for those around me. The act of cooking and sharing food together has become a comforting practice. My mum’s healthy juice shots have provided us with some much needed energy and respite, Saturday pancakes offer just the right amount of comfort, and guilt-free carby dinners such as pasta, rice and potatoes deliver the soul straight to paradise!
In addition to the flavours and all-around good time food is providing, it’s important that we’re fueling our bodies with the right foods; Food that is high in nutritional value to help ward against viruses and diseases (ahem, yeah I’m sending shots Covid-19). Choosing ingredients packed with antioxidants, probiotics and vitamins is a great way to safe-guard yourself, while (for some) also experiencing something new. Listed below are 5 key immune-boosting foods, their benefits and delicious suggestions to help you incorporate it into your meal plan.