Foods to avoid
If it’s overly processed, packed full of sugar or fried, it is not helping your immune system.
Healthline says we should be avoiding sugar, very salty foods, processed meat, fried foods and charred meats, fast food and refined carbs.
Not only can foods that are low in nutrients damage the immune system, but when we fill up on unhealthy foods we have less room in our diets for proper food items. Now, that does not mean you cannot treat yourself every now and again, but desserts, junk food and snacks should be the exception, not the rule. If you love snacking and sweets, consider a healthier variety like air fried or baked crisps.
“By most measures, air frying is healthier than frying in oil. It cuts calories by 70% to 80% and has a lot less fat."
Or perhaps try a dessert that has some nutritional benefit like those made mostly from whole fruits or with yoghurt. We love these 51 low-calorie options on delish.com.