Eat These Immune Boosting Foods to Power Through Flu Season
It doesn't take long for the flu to work its way through the house or the office and knock people out, but if we eat certain foods we'll stay healthy and and win the battle. Citrus and berries are good, and dark chocolate will give us a boost too.
A college friend told me one time to try a combo of zinc, vitamin C and garlic pills the minute I felt a scratchy throat or flu-ish symptoms coming on, and I've kept those vitamin supplements handy ever since. Many of these immune boosting foods have those vitamins in them, so it appears that college friend knew what he was talking about.
Flu season is off to a fast start, and it attacked my dad and niece over Christmas. You too? The Today Show is helping us out with some immune boosting foods so the rest of us can start off the new year on a healthy note.
The Best Immune-boosting Foods:
Ok, twist our arms. Dark chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate. Some of those foods on the list are more fun than others.
The CDC says that the flu is already widespread in Idaho, and we've got a long way to go. Flu season doesn't usually peak until January and it runs through February or early March, but it seems to be off to a fast start this year and might be peaking earlier than usual. Citrus and green veggies (in addition to the flu shot) are good weapons to help fight it off.
Oh, and dark chocolate! Instead of eating it until we make ourselves sick like we do on an ordinary Tuesday, we can pig out on it today and consider it the price to pay to stay healthy in 2018. Happy New Year.