Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pick Immune-Boosting Foods

Pick Immune-Boosting Foods

Are you surrounded by coughs and sneezes? From October through march, flu season is in full swing. The best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to make sure you and your loved ones, especially children and the elderly, eat a immunity boosting diet.

Good nutrition is essential to keeping your immune system strong. Nutrients important to supporting your body's ability to fight infections include:

•Protein (lean meats, dairy, nuts and tofu)
•Vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, eggs, fortified milk)
•Vitamin C (citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit)
•Vitamin E (wheat germ, whole-grain products, seeds and nuts)
•Zinc (lean red meat, poultry, beans, nuts and fortified cereal)
•Onion and garlic due to it antifungal,anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Stay healthy by following a balanced eating plan with plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat and low-fat and fat-free dairy.

Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

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