DAY 2 – NUTRIENTS ARE ESSENTIAL
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Today’s focus is on nutrients.
We know that in our fast-paced lives often nutrition takes a back seat. Nutrient dense foods are not always close at hand, nor are properly nutritious meals. However, good natural immunity is dependent on the nutrients you put in your body.
The important nutrients that are required for a well functioning immune system are:
* vitamins A, B6, B9 (folate), B12, C, D and E, and
* minerals selenium, copper and zinc
Whilst at first it can seem a little daunting trying to ensure that you are getting enough of everything, with a little practice you can find recipes that check all the boxes and supply most of your immune-boosting nutrients. Remember that the slow cooker is your friend and there are lots of resources out there to provide you with inspiration.
One of my favourite websites is My Food Data, which helps you find foods that contain particular vitamins or minerals – check it out here
Go to your workbook and move through to day 2. Here you will find all the nutrients listed and what foods provide your daily nutrient requirement for a particular vitamin or mineral. Remember to add plenty of fresh garlic, ginger and green onions to your cooking, these foods are anti-bacterial and anti-viral.
Wondering what edamame beans are? They are little green beans, we know them as fresh soybeans. You can find them already shelled and ready to go in the frozen vegetable section of either Coles or Woolworths. You’re welcome 🙂