An antioxidant rich diet is one of the best ways to maintain a robust immune system as the cells which fight infection are prone to oxidative stress, so loading up on seasonal fruit and veg is key to staying fighting fit this autumn.
Seasonal goodies include; beetroot, kale, watercress, sweet potato, celeriac, pumpkin, sweetcorn, apples, pears, plums, figs, blackberries.
Garlic, chili, tumeric and ginger are also fantastic for boosting the immune system – add to roasted vegetables, soups and soups to boost flavour and ward off colds and infections.
kale stir-fried with garlic and chili
sweet potato soup with coconut milk, ginger and lime
roasted sweet potatoes and figs topped with goats cheese
baked apples and pears with vanilla, cinammon and greek yoghurt