Eat right

Woman's Own - - HEALTH LIVE WELL -

Want to com­fort eat? Try to re­sist. Eat­ing or drink­ing 100g of su­gar (about three cans of cola) can re­duce the abil­ity of white blood cells to kill germs by 40%. The im­mune-de­plet­ing ef­fect of su­gar starts within just 30 min­utes. ‘Put down the bis­cuit tin and pick up the fruit bowl. Your body will be grate­ful for good sources of vi­ta­min C,’ says Ali. Your stay-well shop­ping list: ✽ Gar­lic ‘When adding to food, cut it and cook im­me­di­ately,’ says Dora Walsh, reg­is­tered Nutri­tion­ist MBANT. ‘Don’t leave it chopped in your fridge be­cause it will de­grade.’ ✽ Oily fish helps to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion. ✽ Broc­coli Trig­gers cells to re­spond to pathogens (or­gan­isms that cause dis­ease). ✽ Berries Good for boost­ing your vi­ta­min c and also im­prov­ing cir­cu­la­tion. ✽ live yo­gurt Great for your gut, where 70% of your im­mune cells live.

Berries are full of vi­ta­mins

Gar­lic is a great cold fighter

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