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Add these ingredients to your salad to boost your immunity

Want to make sure that your salad contributes to your nutritional health? Add these five ingredients for an immunity boost.

Now, more than ever before, we are aware of the importance of our health. And the food that we eat plays a big role in our overall wellbeing. That’s why making salad a staple can help to fuel your body with the nutrients necessary to perform at its best.

But not all salads are created equal when it comes to their immune-boosting abilities. Here are five ingredients to add to yours to make sure your body gets what it needs to stay fighting fit all year round.


Grab your greens

As we all know, every salad needs a base. And if you want to boost your immunity, opt for the darker leaves. These are rich in phytochemicals as well as vitamins A and E – both of which are antioxidants that support the immune system. Spinach is also great and contains vitamin E.

Check out the chickpeas

Another thing that any salad needs to count as a meal is some form of protein. This could be in the form of meat or an egg. But a universally-friendly option that anyone can enjoy is chickpeas. What makes them great at boosting immunity is their high zinc content.

Must have mushrooms

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these fantastic fungi contain tons of immune-boosting properties. Not only do they have the ability to keep yours stable and balanced, but enhance its performance, too. And they are a versatile ingredient to add to a salad for some extra texture.

Pick the peppers

There are three main colours to choose from. Our suggestion? Go red! Red peppers contain even more vitamin C than citrus fruit. This isn’t the only way that they can make your immune system strong but also the fact that they contain vitamin E and beta-carotene.

Can’t miss the carrots

Don’t forget to add some carrots! These root vegetables can assist your body in building antibodies that keep your immune system protected from nasties that may be doing the rounds. Plus, they add that much-needed and satisfying crunch every salad needs. 

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