Staying well hydrated is incredibly important for recreational and elite athletes, as well as non-exercise goers. The body is made up of approximately 72% water and this water assists with a wide range of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body including those that regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, support metabolism, promote fat burning and most importantly transport nutrients to cells to give you energy.
We can all benefit (particularly now) from increasing foods in our diet that help boost immune function. Our good gut bacteria makes up close to 70% of our immune system, and includes many different strains that are fed and strengthened by different coloured polyphenol and fibre rich foods. To ensure we have a wide variety and high amounts of our good gut bacteria in our digestive tracts, it is important to make sure we are eating a variety of polyphenol/ fibre rich foods which can be found in this article.