Its really important to eat as healthily as possible even in lockdown. Lets not forget to support those small businesses who need our custom more than ever before and are working in such difficult circumstances.
This week in HIGH STREET we were very impressed to see a fabulous range of colourful fresh produce at JACKIE’S, fruit and veg shop. Easy to miss as so many shops in the street are closed.
Fruit and veg can do so much to provide vital vitamins and minerals to boost you immune system
So a big SHOUT OUT to JACQUIE’S in HIGH STREET, lets support them and fill our baskets with healthy goodness
Here are some recommendations on what to eat during covid_19 lockdown.
The best vitamins and minerals for your immune system
There are a few key vitamins and minerals that are known to help support your immune system. If you eat a healthy, varied diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, you should be able to get all the nutrients you need.
Vitamin A – this supports the normal functioning of the immune system as it’s thought to help develop a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies. Some sources of vitamin A include eggs, dark green leafy vegetables and cod liver oil.
Vitamin C – this can help support cellular functions needed by the immune system. Oranges, orange juice, broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries and red/green peppers are your best source.
Vitamin D – this will help to keep your immune system strong, with the ability to fight off infections quickly. As most vitamin D is received from sunlight, the UK Government recommends a daily supplement between October and March. Of course we are all spending much more time indoors during the coronavirus outbreak so maybe we should be thinking of supplements even in April.
Zinc – this contributes to the normal function of the immune system and can be found in seafood, red meat, chickpeas, eggs, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Be careful not to consume more than the recommended daily allowance, which is 25mg.