Eat good healthy immune foods to promote a healthy immune system. An immune system that will combat disease and fight infection. Try our immune food recipes and feed your immune system properly
Immune Foods - How to feed your immune system.Foods that supports your immune systems health are essential and good immune food recipes should include ingredients that provide slow releasing energy, but should also offer a proper balance of nutrients, that do not upset your immune system balance.
To maintain balanced immunity you should be eating a rich variety of immune foods.
Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe ...
Excellent immune foods full of slow releasing energy. Fill me up. Risottos are easy to make, and will make a nutritious tasty side dish or a complete meal.
Butternut Squash contains a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C for boosting the immune system.It is rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Beta-carotene and Vitamin C.
Squash is highly alkaline and it relieves acidosis of the liver and blood. Eat the seeds to expel roundworms and tapeworms.
Onions are known to be naturally antiviral and antibacterial.
Rice is packed with B-vitamins for energy production. It is rich in, iodine, selenium, vitamin E, Tryptophan (amino acid) and potassium.
Rice is also an excellent source of protein for vegetarians.
Ingredients ... You will need
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 25gm (1oz) of unsalted butter
- 100gm (4oz) of onions, peeled and finely chopped
- 400gm (14oz) of Arborio risotto rice or wholegrain brown rice
- 250ml (9fl oz) of vegetable stock
- 120ml (4¼ fl oz) of dry white wine
- 250gm (9oz) of butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and coarsely chopped
Preparation and Cooking
Heat the butter and oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Sauté the chopped onion for approximately 2-3 minutes, until transparent. Add the rice and stir until it is coated with the butter, onion and oil mixture - or until you hear the rice start to 'click'.
Meanwhile, heat the vegetable stock in another pan and add a ladle of it to the rice, stirring continuously to ensure that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Pour in the wine and allow the rice to absorb it fully, before continuing to add the vegetable stock, a ladle at a time, until it is all absorbed (reserve one ladle to be added after the acorn squash).
When thick and creamy, and the rice is still al dente, stir the squash into the risotto, allowing it to cook and break down slightly. This should take approximately 4-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add the last ladle of stock and stir in. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes and then serve in warm, flat soup or pasta bowls. Add a little fresh parmesan cheese and plenty of ground black pepper.
The Right Immune Foods for Your Immune System
If your diet does not provide you with all your nutritional needs, If you don't eat vegetables or prefer white bread over whole grains, take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement for additional health benefits.
Although there is minimal beneficial effects on the immune system, taking large doses of just one vitamin will unbalance your immune system, and the multivitamin is a better choice.