As the nights draw in and we begin to feel a cold snap in the evenings, it’s clear that autumn is on the way, and along with it the start of cold and flu season. Did you know that the food choices you make now could help you fight off the coughs and sniffles later on in the year?

Now is the time to start boosting your immune system for winter. Eating certain, vitamin and mineral rich foods is one of the easiest ways to give yourself a fighting chance against the inevitable germs that come your way in the autumn in winter.

Fruit and vegetables

Everyone should eat as much fruit and veg as they can. Whether you snack on fresh fruit or get loads of veg in your weekly delivery of frozen ready meals, it’s important to make them part of every meal. Frozen fruit and veg is a fantastic way to gain all the nutrients you need at a lower cost.

A lot of people don’t realise that frozen vegetables are often richer in vitamins and minerals than fresh. From the field to the freezer in around 24 hours, the process of freezing locks the goodness into veg before it has a chance to seep out with age. Oakhouse Foods’ frozen meals are prepared fresh and quickly frozen, meaning your healthy ready meals are loaded with immunity boosting veg.

Variety is the spice of life… and boosts your health

It’s been proven that eating a variety of different foods is good for you. You might have a favourite Oakhouse Foods’ ready meal that you often order, however it is essential that you eat lots of different dishes as well. Oakhouse Foods has a huge selection frozen ready meals that let you pick from the largest range in the UK. Pick from different categories such as:

With tastes and flavours from a world’s worth of cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Supplements vs Food

Supplements are great if you’re lacking and need a quick boost, but ideally you should aim to get your daily vitamins and minerals the natural way; through delicious meals. For example, high levels of Vitamin C in your diet won’t necessarily cure a cold, but eating lots of vegetables will certainly help.

It’s also important to remember that while most supplements provide only one vitamin or mineral, your meals contain multiple substances, from multiple sources. We can all agree that when faced with a freshly cooked ready meal, delivered to your door, or a bottle of pills, the former is a more palatable choice!

Oakhouse Foods is a favourite for people all over the UK. We’ve got the largest frozen food delivery range in the country, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find a healthy ready meal that could help to keep away colds this winter.  Get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions or queries.