Healthy Eating / Busy Lifestyle
10 Foods to Help Fight the Flu
We are officially in the heart of cold and flu season, and it isn’t going away any time soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the ominous season lasts from November through April. It has been a brutal one this year, and it seems more uncommon these days to run into someone who isn’t sick.
When spare time is hard to come by in the first place, the last thing we want to do is spend that extra time feeling less than wonderful. Although it may feel that catching a cold or the flu is inevitable, that is not necessarily the case. If you haven’t already seen our “Cold and Flu Prevention” article in the January newsletter (http://www.keyrehab.com/monthly-newsletter/), check it out now. It provides a lot of great tips to help keep the cold and flu bugs at bay.
Another preventative measure involves boosting the immune system by eating healthy foods. Incorporating a few – or all – of the following ten foods into your diet may help keep you well this season. Some of them may surprise you!
- Red Bell Peppers
- Sweet Potatoes
- Chicken Soup
- Dark Chocolate
For an explanation of how these foods help you stay well, read the full article at http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/fight-the-flu-food-102133.
Until next time. . . keep up the hand washing and sanitizing, and enjoy those ten healthy foods to help keep your busy lifestyle cold- and flu-free!