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Fight the Flu with Food!

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 by HylaryL

*cough cough* Cold and flu season is here! Most of us turn to flu shots and vitamin C to stave off these yucky germs, but did you know that some foods might also help you keep sickness at bay? Check out this article from Cooking Light magazine that highlights some of the foods you can eat to boost your immune system. Also take a look at the list of cookbooks below that contain recipes for some of these germ-fighting foods available at your library!

Vegetable Literacy

Vegetable Literacy (2013)
by Deborah Madison

Contains recipes for all different families of vegetables that are full of immune-boosting nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C and water.

Simply Shellfish

Simply Shellfish (2006)
by Leslie Glover Pendleton

Shellfish are one of the most zinc-rich foods you can eat, and zinc is great for boosting immunity!

The Smoothies Bible

The Smoothies Bible (2010)
by Pat Crocker

Staying adequately hydrated is very important in the fight against cold and flu germs. Smoothies are a great way to get plenty of water along with vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables, too!

The Simpler the Better

The Simpler the Better (2005)
by Leslie Revsin

Combining foods is a great way to get all the immune boosting nutrients you need in one meal! Consider "one dish meals" when you're thinking of ways to keep yourself healthy!

Fermented Foods For Health: Use The Power Of Probiotic Foods To Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, And Prevent Illness

Fermented Foods For Health: Use The Power Of Probiotic Foods To Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, And Prevent Illness (2013)
by Deirdre Rawlings

Consider foods that are rich in probiotics, or "good bacteria," when eating to prevent colds and flu. If your digestive tract is full of good bacteria, it makes it harder for the bad germs to survive!

 

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