As we move into colder months and what is traditionally flu season, it’s a great time to build up our body’s defenses. Eating right is a key part of a healthy immune system, and so easy to overlook when things get busy!
Here are a few quick reminders.
- Fiber Fit
Don’t forget your whole grains, faro, quinoa, lentil, bran, chia seeds, fruits and vegetables.
- Healthy Fats
Flax seeds, peanut butter (yum!), avocado, olive oil, and fatty fish.
- Lean Protein
Include eggs, chicken, fish, turkey, beans and tofu for a healthy mix.
Good sources include meat, shellfish, whole grains, legumes, grains, nuts and dark chocolate (you’re welcome!).
- Vitamin C
More than just citrus fruits, also try leafy greens, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers.
Blueberries, strawberries, beets, red cabbage, artichokes and dark chocolate!
Sure yogurt is great, but also look for kombucha, kimchi, kefir, and sauerkraut.
Take the time to take care of yourself and stay well!