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10 Energy Boosting Foods 

The benefits of boosting immunity and not getting ill means allot when you are busy working hard and playing hard?

The summoning up of energy can be a challenge and preparing food from scratch a chore on your return from a busy day at work?  And low and behold you don’t want the added cost of getting sick. How can you boost your immunity so you can stay healthy. Getting sick is not only uncomfortable, but it also impacts your productivity, your energy levels and even your relationships.

Have you ever got snappy because you have a sore throat or a headache?  If you have children, I am sure you can relate how hard it is not to get sick.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to maintaining good energy levels by adding some common yet nutritious foods to your diet. They have high immunity-boosting nutrients (e.g. vitamins A, B, and C, zinc, magnesium), anti-viral and anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti inflammatory properties and:

1. Yogurt – keiffer (ideally plain yogurt as added sugar can suppress immunity) –contains probiotics which are important for the comfort in your gut
2. Pumpkin seeds – high in zinc and omega-3, both essential for alertness anad concentaration.
3. Cold water fish – good source of protein and omega-3
4. Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, tomatoes.
are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A.
5. Ground seeds, lentils, beans and whole grains which are a rich source of B vitamins and protein.
6. Ginger
7. Garlic
8. Honey (raw)  an alternative to any processed sugar
9. Green tea –has anti-viral properties.
10.Chia seeds

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