What’s the easiest way to reinforce your immune system?
Zespri Green kiwifruit
Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
These days, many of us are more aware than ever of the importance of a strong immune system. If things aren't as they should be, you may notice one of the following symptoms: sky-high levels of stress, constant colds, tummy troubles, and constant tiredness. None of that sounds like much fun!
Luckily, the easiest way to reinforce your immunity is also the tastiest - through food! You might already know the importance of fruits and vegetables. It's not just a fad however - there is real scientific evidence of the benefits. Both Zespri™ Green and SunGold™ kiwifruit are rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient with a host of immune benefits. But what about some more unusual tips?
1. Don't throw-away the best bits!
You can eat the entire Zespri™ kiwifruit. Did you know we often throw away the most nutritious parts of our fruits and vegetables? This includes the skin of a kiwifruit, or the darker outer leaves of salad veg. These actually have the greatest concentration of immune-boosting nutrients. So, if you’re noticing that your immune system seems a little suppressed these days, try eating more and wasting less. Your body will thank you for it!
2. Rethink your liquids
Zespri™ kiwifruit is full of hydrating water. Reducing alcohol consumption and increasing water is of course a good way to help your immunity, but there are other easy ways that you might not have thought of. For example, sipping sage tea or hot fruit squash. And what about smoothies? You can pack a lot of immune boosting ingredients into one delicious drink - all you need is a blender and a little bit of imagination!
3. Start with your gut
Zespri™ kiwifruit contains prebiotic fibre. The dietary fibre in Zespri™ Green and SunGold™ kiwifruit can help reinforce your immune system by increasing the number of 'good' bacteria in your gut. It's our body's first line of defence! And of course, Zespri™ kiwifruit are also irresistibly delicious, which makes them a great addition to any smoothie, snack or dessert. We love this recipe for layered cups of kiwifruit and berries. It’s a huge crowd-pleaser – by including both varieties of kiwifruit you create a colour sensation!