Foods for fighting the cold and flu season

First off, wash your hands. Second, stay hydrated. Get a flu shot if that works for you. But then, why not use your diet to boost protection from upper respiratory tract infections? It’s a form of medicine that you can access up to 3 X a day. Create delicious recipes using the following foods:

Vit C from oranges, tomatoes, red peppers, spinach and Vit D from egg yolks or supplements (no sun source here from Sept – May)

Probiotics from fresh yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir

Antioxidants from blueberries, ginger, green tea, dark leafy greens and dark chocolate (**70%+ gives you theobromides with less sugar)

Zinc from fish, shellfish, almonds and cashews

Allicin from Garlic (presqueeze it 5 min before to allow for the chemical reaction to activate it)

Adequate dietary protein to build antibodies

water water water.

And lastly, wash your hands.