By Julia MacPhee C.H.N.C., Pn1

Meet your immune support team, working hard to keep you healthy and safe during the uncertain times and during the cold and flu season. Make sure to Invite them into your diet every day to help you supporting your immune system.

These wonderful ingredients are a source of powerful antioxidants, including vitamins A,C,E, Zinc and Selenium. These vitamins and minerals are known to reduce susceptibility to viruses and reduce the duration of an illness. Red peppers, broccoli, citrus fruit, are a rich source of Vitamin C , while all red and yellow fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin A.

Did you know that Pumpkin seeds and oysters are packed with natural mineral Zinc?

Add garlic to this team – a humble yet powerful ally in the fight against bacteria, yeast and fungi – and you are all set!

What a great and delicious way to support your body and stay healthy.

If you are looking for additional supplementation, look no further. Check out The Bownesian Grocer’s Immune support section of our new wellness department, where you can find high quality supplements from Canadian companies, such as Zinc Citrate, Vitamin C and others.

Please stop by the store to speak to one of our own Nutritional Consultants to learn more.