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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Surviving Winter - Boosting Your Body's Immunity

As the winter season approaches, our body’s immune system needs to be healthy and strong enough for us to fight off the germs and viruses that can make us sick. A proper diet of foods that contain the necessary nutrients will help to boost your immunity during winter weather and keep you healthier as a result. A bad cold or the flu can easily sneak up on you if you fail to maintain a healthy diet. Eating healthy is the best way to maintain your immune system and thwart the germs and viruses encountered during the fall and winter seasons. A healthy immune system is your body’s best defense against the viruses and bacteria that can make you sick.
There are numerous foods that can boost your immunity and should be a part of your regular meals each day. There are numerous foods that can help you avoid the illnesses that can ruin your day. Here are just a few of the foods that can help you boost your immunity to the germs of winter.
1.) Fish which is high in Omega 3 is a great way to boost your immunity. Try to include servings of things like tuna, salmon or sardines in your diet.
2.) Foods that are rich in the mineral zinc can also help to boost your immune system. Try to include whole grain cereals such as oatmeal, along with nuts and seeds. Pumpkins seeds are a great source of zinc to help boost your immune system.
3.) Citrus foods such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are great sources of vitamin C and will help to boost your body’s immune system.
4.) Onions and garlic are also helpful in giving your immune system a boost and always add flavor to your meal. You can also use red or green chili peppers in your meal plans.
5.) Yellow vegetables such as squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes are also great foods to help boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
6.) Don’t forget the broccoli. Broccoli is an important vegetable in helping you maintain a healthy immune system.
Take some time to make sure you eat a proper diet and you’ll be able to survive the winter and avoid a bad cold or the flu in the process.
Broccoli….gotta love it!
Staying above the water line!
Riverwalker