Chef Dishes Up Tips on Flu-Fighting Foods
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Red bell peppers helps boost your immune system because they contain phytochemicals, Vitamin C and beta carotene.
Broccoli contains powerful antioxidants that help keep the body healthy.
Tea contains polyphenols and antioxidants that help provide protection.
Turmeric – This powerful spice is a polyphenol that helps maintain health.
Beef contains zinc, which helps boost the immune system; it can also be found in fortified breakfast cereals, crab, chickpeas and cashews.
Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A, which helps regulate the immune system and fight off infection. Vitamin A can also be found in carrots, spinach, kale and cantaloupe.
Brazil nuts contain an abundance of selenium, which plays a role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Other sources of selenium include noodles, oatmeal and walnuts.
“This is a great time to really make an effort to incorporate these foods into your daily diet,” Kuropatwa says. “The flu is in the news daily, and we can use all the help we can muster to try and avoid it. Start with what you eat at each meal. These foods are tasty, and they will also help protect you, this flu season.”
Spigola is a modern Italian restaurant based in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The restaurant features a full menu of traditional and modern Italian cuisine, as well as an extensive wine list and bar. To learn more about Spigola, visit the website.
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