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Nutrition plays a critical role in staying healthy. Therefore, we've put together an easy overview of ingredients that contain valuable minderals and vitamins to help support a healthy immune system. Make sure to highlight these ingredients on your menu as guests will be especially conscious of ways to stay healthy during the Corona outbreak. 

Your immune function needs: vitamin A, C, D, B6, B12, iron, zinc, folate, copper, selenium. 

Sources of vitamins and minerals that support immune function

Vitamin A

  • Red sweet potato
  • Kale Spinach
  • Moringa 
  • Beet greens
  • Laver
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Watercress

Zinc

  • Cowpeas
  • Adzuki beans
  • Soybeans
  • Bambara groundnut
  • Hemp seed
  • Lentils
  • Fava beans
  • Wild rice
  • Mung beans
  • Sesame seeds
  • Black turtle beans
  • Fonio Kamut
  • Khorasan wheat

Vitamin C

  • Kale
  • Red cabbage
  • Lotus root
  • Moringa
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Watercress
  • Marama bean
  • Parsley root
  • Laver
  • Red sweet potato
  • Beet greens
  • White radishes
  • Spinach
  • Pumpkin flower
  • Yambean
  • Okra
  • Broccoli raab
  • Cauliflower

Water is essential for human life. So keep your guests hydrated. If your restaurant is still operating, consider putting water on tables for free.

There is also some evidence suggesting that drinking tea may have beneficial effects on immunity via improving gut health and resistance against infections such as the common cold. So make sure to highlight the selection of herbal teas you offer on your menu. 

Botanicals related to immunity:

  • Rosehip
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Linden
  • Elderflower
  • Echinacea

Promoting your recipe on social media

Example: Post a picture of your dish with a caption "This recipe is made with Cauliflower, rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to be important for proper functioning of your immune system. #immunity

 

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