Red Peppers & Citrus
Citrus fruits contain heaps of vitamin C, and their sweet tartness adds zest to a dreary winter day. Did you know that red peppers can contain as much as twice the vitamin C as citrus!
Make a spicy tea of ginger root a few times a week to help support your immune system. Ginger has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is rich in antioxidants. For several thousand years, it has been used to aid in digestion, and reduce nausea and inflammation.
Edible fungi have been shown in studies to increase the production and activity of white blood cells, and many culinary mushrooms have additional health-promoting properties. For example, button mushrooms contain vitamin D and shiitake mushrooms are a good source of vitamin B.
Lightly steamed broccoli contains phytonutrients that may help reduce inflammation and aid in detoxification. You’ll also benefit from a powerful wallop of vitamin K and vitamin A- a combo that helps to keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance.