Monday, December 20, 2010

let's BOOST our immune system together!

With winter here, we MUST do our best to fight off the cold, flu, and other illnesses...together, we can boost our immunity by simply changing up our diet a bit and adding some SUPER foods that'll help our bodies fight these off!! Eating a diet high in fruits and veggies is a definite plus for your overall health, but there are some foods that are higher in antioxidants
which are vitamin C, D and beta-carotene.
Vitamin C can be found in red, green or yellow peppers, strawberries, oranges, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, snow peas
Vitamin E can be found in broccoli, carrots, mustard or collard greens, nuts, pumpkin, spinach
beta-carotene and other carotenoids, can be found in beets, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, asparagus
*TO GET THE MOST BENEFIT, EAT THESE FOODS RAW OR LIGHTLY STEAMED
Studies have also shown both zinc and selenium also help in boosting our immune systems!
zinc: oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, seafood
selenium: tuna, beef, poultry, Brazil nuts
So, get out there and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM :) I know I sure will!

2 comments:

TV's Take said...

I recently heard Vitamin C isn't actually all that effective for fighting off colds, but the 'thought' of taking vitamin C to fight a cold is actually more effective. Talk about mind over matter. These are great tips!!

Mandee said...

Great tips! :)

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