While winter may seem a distant prospect after such a hot and sunny summer, the reality is that colder weather is imminent in coming months.
Along with snuggly clothes, hot chocolates and cosy indoor activities, the chilly weather can also bring a not-so-desirable visitor – a cold or flu.
A drop in temperature is often responsible for a case of the sniffles, and it’s no fun heading to work or school feeling irritable and under the weather.
Luckily, by taking a few preventative measures, the likelihood of getting sick can be lessened – and organic meat is one of the ways to boost your flu-fighting abilities.
According to Kidspot Australia, lean meat is one of the best foods to consume if you want to fight off nasty bugs due to its high levels of iron. Iron is essential for a healthy immune system, and the healthier you are, the more resistant you’ll be to infections.
Kidspot Australia also mention lean meat’s level of zinc, which is another “infection-fighting mineral”.
Now you know lean red meat is a great way to fend off winter flu, it makes sense to choose organic, grass-fed meat in order to get the best bang for your buck. Grass fed and organic beef is known to be packed with healthy nutrients, and there’s no unhealthy additives such as antibiotics, genetically modified materials or synthetic fertilisers used, which could potentially be harmful to your health.
Of course, any serving of lean red meat should be accompanied by other flu-fighting nutritious foods, as a balanced diet is key to good health and a strong immune system.
We recommend serving your organic lamb or beef with plenty of leafy green veges such as kale or spinach, beans, a salad with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and nuts, and a delicious piece of vitamin-rich fruit, such as an orange, for dessert.