Boost Your Customers Immunity

Nutrition plays a key role in the immune system, helping the body to defend itself against infection such as winter colds and flu. There are numerous ways you as a food provider can help your customers to beat the common cold and flu. Providing customers with healthy, balanced meals, comprising a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and fats can provide essential nutrients and can help boost immune function. 

When designing menus this winter include foods listed below;

  • Fruits such as citrus fruits, papaya and strawberries, and vegetables such as bell peppers, kale, brussel sprouts, and broccoli all of which contain significant amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant vitamin that plays an important role in immune activation
  • Sources of protein such as lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, nuts, and dairy are essential for the production of antibodies, small immune system proteins which protect against infection
  • Wholegrains such as barley, brown rice, bulger wheat, millet, and quinoa may be used to make risottos, pilafs or other rice-like dishes are a great source of antioxidant vitamins and minerals which are essential for immune cell function
  • Milk, cheese, and yoghurt derived from grass-fed animals may contain significant amounts of fatty acids, such as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and probiotics such as Lactobacillus, substances which research indicates as important to the immune response 

Inform your customers that these items are on the menu and are of benefit to them! healthpro Menu Mentoring® helps your business to tell your customers about the nutritional value of the food you offer. Such information represents value-added service for the health-conscious consumer. Increase your customer base by contacting us on +35386 4119222 or by email on    


Published on 10 January 2017 | Back to January Articles