This vegetarian meal plan features 5 days of immune-boosting recipes. From filling soup to veggie pizza, we’ll be loading up on veggies this week to get all of the vitamins and nutrients needed to stay healthy!
This week is all about the best foods to boost your immune system! Eating a variety of foods that boost your immune system is a great way to prevent yourself from getting sick. I have a degree in human nutrition and have heavily researched and sourced this information from scientific journals. However, this is not a substitute for medical advice and it’s always best to get guidance from a medical professional if you have any concerns regarding your diet.
We will be eating the rainbow this week, as fruits and vegetables contain tons of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that will be found in many ingredients in this week’s meal plan, such as bell pepper. We’ll also be loading up on zinc, which helps you get over a cold a bit faster. Foods like lentils and yogurt contain zinc and are always good to eat if you’re sick.
Many people are vitamin D deficient, and increasing your intake of vitamin D may lessen the degree to which the infection-induced inflammatory response occurs. Ingredients such as mushrooms and eggs have vitamin D.
Finally, probiotics such as kombucha and yogurt promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria
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To make grocery shopping even easier, we’ve included a printable shopping list to take with you here. Let’s get into your immune-boosting menu for the week!
We hope you enjoy our week of immune-boosting recipes and we hope you found this helpful in any way, especially if you are feeling particularly under the weather at the moment. Let us know which recipe you’re most looking forward to trying and also leave a comment below giving us more meal plan suggestions!