In the midst of winter it almost feels like you’re waiting to be struck down with the latest cold or bug doing the rounds.
While the more traditional methods of washing your hands regularly and keeping wrapped up when you go outside still stand, there are also some staples you can add to your diet to help protect your nose from the sniffles and your throat from that nasty cough.
While it might seem like an obvious choice, there’s no denying that your body needs plenty of Vitamin C to fight off infections, and because your body can’t store it you need to supply it through your diet.
Yoghurt which contains friendly bacteria is great for your gut health. The bacteria typically found in yoghurt encourages the production of white blood cells, which are crucial in fighting off infection. You can easily add yoghurt to your daily diet by putting it on your cereal in the morning instead of milk.
This spice is loaded with antioxidants and is high in anti-inflammatory properties. It can stunt bacteria’s ability to multiply too and can be added to many sweet and savoury dishes.