Colour Your Plate For Immune Health

Plate containing various vegetables, fruits and meat arranged as a salad with a fork resting on top.
Photo by Nadine Primeau on Unsplash

Brussels Sprouts/Cruciferous Vegetables

Kefir/Probiotics

Cranberries/Vitamin C

Sage/Herbs

Garlic/Allicin

Apples/Quercetin

Dark Chocolate/Polyphenols

References

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  7. The effects of cocoa on the immune system Front Pharmacol. 2013; 4: 71.

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