Your immune system is like a specialized army that rushes in to defend you against an attack, be it a virus, bacteria, or another invader. This complex army needs the right machinery to operate effectively, and that’s where a nutritious diet comes into play. The nutrients from whole foods, such as vitamin C, zinc, and polyphenol antioxidants, help supply your immune system with the building blocks it needs to mount a defense.
Fruits and vegetables provide many of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your immune system needs to operate properly. That’s why we put at least a full serving in every meal.
Fiber is another nutrient found in fruits and veggies, as well as other plant foods. Fiber helps feed the bacteria in your gut, where about three-quarters of your immune system cells originate. With fiber being so crucial for a healthy microbiome, you’ll appreciate knowing that the meals in this bundle have between 3 grams and 11 grams of this nutrient.
Whole grains offer nutrients like selenium, magnesium, and iron, which also play a role in your immune functioning. Of course, our dishes emphasize whole grains, like the brown rice in the Cuban Style Citrus Chicken and the stone-ground corn tortillas in the Chicken Enchilada Stack.
This bundle is designed for anyone looking for balanced meals that provide a spectrum of nutrients involved in your body’s immune system. Enjoy these dishes as part of a well-rounded stay-healthy toolkit that also includes other preventive measures.