Your immune system is designed to protect you against foreign bodies such as viruses, infections and bacteria that may try to enter your body and cause harm. Everybody’s immune system is different, however, there are a few ways that you can boost yours, such as maintaining a healthy diet and keeping those nasty illnesses at bay.

Reason to learn about three foods that will boost your immune system.


Introducing more dairy into your diet is a great way of boosting your immune system as it can have a positive effect on your gut. Foods such as natural yoghurt contain live active cultures which can help build up your tolerance to disease. Why not swap your morning toast for a bowl of fresh fruit and natural yoghurt? You can also add oats, nuts and honey for the perfect morning treat.

Fruit and veg

Try to make your meals as colourful as possible including a variety and fruit and veg. We all know that five portions of fruit and vegetables are recommended each day, but do you know why? As well as creating a balanced diet, this food group contains many properties that will heal, nourish and boost your immune system. Leafy greens, citrus fruit, berries and everything in between will keep your body feeling and working great!

Healthy fats

Many foods contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, such as oily fish, avocados and nuts – all of which can be easily added to your diet. Furthermore, fatty acids such as Omega 3 can improve your overall health and stop your body from over-reacting to infections but fight them instead.

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