In two days' time, Winter is upon us.
LET'S HIGHLIGHT HEALTHY FOODS THAT ARE GREAT FOR THE
IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM READY FOR WINTER?
WHY IS OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IMPORTANT?
OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM PROTECTS AGAINST DISEASE, FIGHTS INFECTION, AND HELPS YOU TO RECOVER AFTER AN INJURY.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM PRODUCES PROTEINS CALLED ANTIBODIES THAT CAN HELP NEUTRALISE INFECTION AND THE TOXINS THAT SOME GERMS PRODUCE.
When you eat a balanced, whole foods diet, you can help keep your immune system in shape.
When you eat a balanced, whole-food diet, you will be less susceptible to common coughs, colds, and cool weather-induced illnesses.
I would like to highlight some fabulous foods that are amazing for helping our immune system to get into shape for Winter.
LET'S HIGHLIGHT SWEET POTATO.
Here are some of the benefits of the humble sweet potato.
Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants, like beta-carotene that help to prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke, and cataracts.
Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C.
Sweet potatoes similar to potatoes are low on the GI index and make you feel fuller for longer.
Sweet potatoes also have the antioxidant vitamin E. Vitamin E is good for the skin and skin conditions such as eczema.
Sweet potatoes are high in potassium. Potassium is important for our nervous system to function properly, for our muscles to contract, and to keep our blood pressure healthy.
sweet potatoes are high in Thiamine. Thiamine is a B vitamin that helps our nervous system and heart to function properly
Sweet potatoes are so versatile. You can mash them, bake them and use them in soups or add colour to salads and many other dishes.
Eat some sweet potato today and give your body a kick start for winter.
THE FIRST WEALTH IS HEALTH.