Warmer weather is thankfully well on its way, and there is no better time to put the spring back into your diet!

You are what you eat, which means what you choose to put in your body will reflect on the outside, especially when it comes to immune health.

Here are four surprising foods to add to your grocery list to help kick-start the healthy season!

Fermented foods

We know the word fermented in relation to food can be a little scary, but they include anything from everyday items like yogurt to more exotic foods, like kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi.

Fermented foods, especially fermented vegetables, are rich in probiotic bacteria along with vitamins and fibre. Adding these foods to your diet will not only boost flavour, but will also support gut health, and in turn, your immune health.

Hot sauce

Hot sauces contain capsaicin, which is what makes hot peppers hot. Capsaicin is also full of all kinds of health-boosting magic tricks, including its antioxidant ability.

Most hot sauces are also full of Vitamin C, which include a large variety of benefits, including immunity supporting antioxidants.


Who knew coleslaw could be a path to good health?

Cabbage  is a good source of polyphenols, a large group of molecules recognized for their antioxidant power. Antioxidants function to help protect our bodies from oxidative damage! !

Cabbage also contains many vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K..

Dark Chocolate

Yup – you read that right! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.

Dark chocolate can absolutely be a regular part of a healthy diet. Dark chocolate contains antioxidant polyphenols, which are the key to all of its health properties. It’s also just the best treat to have, in our humble opinion. Yum!