Getting the entire family eating a healthy, balanced diet isn’t always easy. But here’s why seaweed can be a great addition to any immune boosting diet plan.
For children and parents alike, September means one thing: it’s time to go back to school. And that brings about the annual coughs and sniffles that come with fresh exposure to the usual bugs, bacteria and, yes, viruses.
In fact, illness remains the number one reason for absence among school pupils, and September is a common time for bugs as children return to the classroom environment. On top of that, COVID-19 is still very much present among young people, with almost 15% of secondary school pupils testing positive in a recent Government survey.
So it’s more important than ever to look after your immune system and the immune systems of your children. One of the most important factors in maintaining strong natural defences against illness is consuming an immune boosting diet. Let’s take a look at some of the best foods for an immune system boosting diet.
How to follow an immune boosting diet?
There are certain foods that are naturally equipped to support your immune system function, and one of them is blueberries. This humble fruit contains a type of flavonoid called anthocyanin, which has antioxidant properties to boost your immunity. Studies have shown that flavonoids play a key role in supporting the healthy functioning of the respiratory tract.
Another food to include in your immune boosting diet plan is dark chocolate. Chocolate is a sweet treat that any child is happy to find in their lunchbox, and dark chocolate contains an antioxidant called theobromine, which protects the body’s cells from free radicals. Alternatively, vegetables like broccoli, sweet potato and spinach are also fantastic for immune system function. That’s because they contain vitamins A, C and E. Vegetable stews and curries are an easy and delicious way to get these into your meal plans as part of a balanced diet for boosting the immune system naturally.
Seaweed’s role in your immune boosting diet
Seaweed is undoubtedly a hero food when it comes to supporting immune function, thanks to its natural nutritional value. Seaweed is a key source of several nutrients, including magnesium, iodine, calcium, potassium, iron and more. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, with a good amount of sulphated polysaccharides.
As a plant-based source of iodine, seaweed is key for helping with the healthy function of your thyroid, which in turn is necessary for everything from metabolism and cognitive development to healthy skin. By including seaweed in your daily diet – and those of your children – you can support your health and wellbeing in the long term.
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There’s no more convenient or effective way of incorporating seaweed into your daily diet than by taking a Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful® capsule a day. Just one 500mg organic seaweed supplement contains as much iodine as a portion of haddock, so you and your family can reap the rewards of high quality seaweed every day.
What’s more, our Immunity+ range is specifically designed to support a healthy immune system, providing a natural source of iodine and plant based vitamins B12 and D3. Over time, our Immunity+ range can support:
- Function of the Immune System
- Thyroid Health and Function
- Reduction of Tiredness and Fatigue
- Energy Yielding Metabolism
- Psychological and Cognitive Function
- Normal Bone and Muscle Function