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This is the time of year when we start feeling run down, the seasons are changing, the allergies may be raging, and school for the kids is in full force.  Our immune system is our system of defense against infections and viruses. Here are a few foods to help ward off illness.
1. Foods high in Vit. C (antioxidant)
Citrus fruits
Kiwi
Red and green peppers
Broccoli
Strawberries
2. Foods high in Vit E (antioxidant)
Wheat germ
Almonds
Sunflower seeds
Hazelnuts
Peanut butter
3. Foods high in Zinc (essential mineral)
Oysters
Baked beans
Cashews
Raisin bran
Chickpeas
4. Foods high in Carotenoids (antioxidant)
Carrots
Kale
Apricots
Papaya
Mango
5. Foods high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Oily fish
Flaxseed
Walnuts
Don’t forget to add lots of garlic to your immune boosting dishes. Take probiotics in the morning and drink green tea!
Be healthy and well.
Dr. Meg