Healthy eating recipes: Expert nutritionist details top two meals to try in the new year

Eating more healthily consistently tops the list of people’s new year’s resolutions and this year it couldn’t be easier thanks to one expert nutritionist.

Christianne Wolff has unveiled the secrets to kickstarting your year healthily as well as fortifying your immune system through the power of nutrition.

By emphasising tightly packed, nutritionally dense meals, Wolff advocates for a diverse range of vegetables, fruits, and plants rich in vitamins. These ingredients, when combined with herbs known for their bug-fighting properties, form the foundation of a health-boosting diet.

Apple and chia seed breakfast bowl

Foods high in fibre, most plant-based foods, particularly foods high in polyphenol compounds, help to boost the health, diversity and vitality of your microbiome.

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Your healthy microbiome within your gut controls the storage of fat and helps with breaking down toxins and absorbing nutrients. They also replenish the gut lining, skin and replace damage and dying cells. They also fight the bad bacteria, which helps combat ill health.

Apple, chia seeds, oats are all high in polyphenols so this recipe is amazing for your gut and thus your immunity. Cinnamon is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory spice, anything that can help us reduce inflammation helps reduce disease.

Apples are also immune-boosting powerhouses, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. These elements support overall health by strengthening the immune system and protecting cells.

Vibrant vegetable korma

This Vegetable Korma recipe is a boost for your immunity thanks to its nutrient-rich components. Coconut oil has anti bacterial properties. The diverse vegetables – cauliflower, carrots, and courgette – supply essential vitamins and minerals, further enhancing the dish’s immune-boosting properties.

On top of that the ginger aids digestion and is anti-inflammatory, and the coriander helps to lower blood sugar levels, promotes heart, brain, skin, and digestive health and helps fight infections. Tumeric also has “vast healing properties,” according to Wolff, and can help treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease.

Wolff said: “Turmeric is one of the highest anti-inflammatory foods on the planet, so any inflammation your body might be battling with will benefit from it.”

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