—Douglas Kalman, PhD, RD, director of nutrition and applied clinical trials at Miami Research Associates says;
"Research shows that diets that are too low in protein can deplete the immune system. So I make sure to get protein-rich foods throughout the day, especially fish, eggs and yogurt."
Added to this, try to get as many of the following immune building foods into your daily diet as you can;
Garlic, fennel, red capsicum, sweet potato, mushrooms, leafy greens, citrus fruits, blueberries, Brazil nuts and here’s one for the chocolate lovers – dark chocolate.**
Also, never underestimate what a good cup of tea can do for you – not only will the steam assist to unblock your sinuses, but scientists believe there is an ingredient in tea that can help boost immunity and help fight off other diseases. Cuppa anyone?
Another great way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Sure, the vaccine will help provide protection, but getting it will also earn you 1000 AIA Vitality Points! Be sure to download the Advanced Screening form from your AIA Vitality portal or via this link AIA Vitality Advanced Screening form and ask your healthcare provider to fill in the details. You can then upload this form via your AIA Vitality app. Simple!
Take care and stay healthy this winter!