Superfoods To The Rescue!
As the weather starts to drop in temperature and the air becomes more dry, the early stages of flu season are quickly approaching. While many people never expect to get infected with the flu, there are numerous superfoods that can help prevent the flu and other illnesses this season. Here are some food suggestions that aid in keeping your immune system healthy and strong all season long-
Vegetables are known for being loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, like carotenes and other key vitamins that are essential to keeping your immune system healthy. Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and other leafy greens are perfect choices to help fight off any infections or illnesses during the season. In other words, vegetables are your new best friend this semester.
All your favorite berries, the strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and even cranberry are another great food option to help keep your immune system healthy during flu season. Berries contain large amounts of antioxidants that help to build-up the immune system. Not only are berries the perfect snack for on-the-go, but they also do an amazing job at keeping you healthy too!
Spice things up this flu season by indulging yourself with garlic, onion, and ginger. These seasonings aren’t just tasty, but they also contain sulphur compounds and flavonoids that are said to keep the immune system strong and healthy. Other benefits from these super spices include cancer prevention, aids digestions, and even helps to keep your heart happy and healthy.
Almonds are another super power food that help keep you healthy all season. Rich in vitamin E, an important antioxidant and immune booster, almonds make a perfect healthy snack that help keep your immune system running smoothly. Walnuts, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and even pumpkin seeds are other great options rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. The options are endless and cater to all taste palates!
When all else fails, lemons are your best option. Not only are they considered a superfood for adding flavour to various recipes and meals, but they also contain tons of health benefits. Lemons help aid in digestion, contain large amounts of vitamin C, help prevent cancer, and even help to sooth a sore throat. Is there anything lemons can’t do?
All of these superfood options are available at any local food store or market, and can be easily found. While it’s inevitable that someone you know will become ill this season, there are plenty of healthy, and tasty, food options that can help prevent you from becoming sick during the cold weather. Grab some superfoods next time your food shopping, and give your immune system a hand at fighting off unwanted visitors this season.