by Serena Ball in Food & Nutrition Experts, Healthy Tips, February 2, 2017
by Silvana Nardone in Gluten-Free, March 6, 2015
Cold and flu season is tough, and you may need help to make it through unscathed. Whether you’re hunkered down on the couch with a case of the sniffles, or just trying to avoid any sick days, these easy ways to add immunity boosters to your meals may help keep you healthy.
Long part of Eastern medicine traditions, this spice contains a component called curcumin which can help decrease inflammation. This antioxidant may help soothe inflammation caused by symptoms like sore throat and stuffy nose. Spoonfuls of turmeric may also help shorten the length of a cold by bolstering the immune system.
If you can find fresh turmeric root (similar to ginger root) in a store’s produce department, snatch it up. As with most foods, the whole plant contains the most potent components, but the dry, powdered spice is a powerful alternative. Add turmeric to a wide variety of drinks and dishes: your morning mango smoothie, cinnamon oatmeal with raisins, chicken noodle soup or cooked greens will all benefit from the flavor of this vibrant orange spice. Roasted vegetables or orange vegetables pair perfectly with turmeric. It’s an ingredient in most curries and also adds warm, earthly flavors to eggs and fish.
Yes, really. This sustainable fish packs loads of healthy omega-3 fats (1100-1600 mg per serving) into its small size. These EPA and DHA fats may help decrease inflammation during colds. Sardines also contain the nutrient selenium which is essential for immunity. And a single serving of sardines contains over 27% of the daily recommendation for vitamin D, another immunity booster. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, November 1, 2014
Next time you feel a cold coming on, reach for your spice cabinet and your fridge’s produce drawer to help rev up your immune system. With antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and sometimes even antibacterial properties, spices have long been prized for their medicinal qualities. From breakfast to dinner, spicy ingredients like cinnamon, allspice, cayenne, Chinese 5-spice powder, turmeric, curry powder and chile peppers step up to the plate to help keep you healthy. all day long. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, February 17, 2011
Cold and flu season is right around the corner and while there’s no magical food to protect you from illness, eating more of these five foods can help keep you going strong through those chilly winter months.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, January 20, 2011
Cold and flu supplements have become a multi-billion dollar business. As the cold weather rolls in each year, consumers fork over a pretty penny for anything that promises to keep them healthy or get them better. Are these supplements all they’re cracked up to be?
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, February 27, 2009
- Ina Garten's Lemon Pasta
There are countless supplements that promise to cure the sniffles, but they can be waste of money, or downright dangerous. You can’t go wrong with the real thing: fresh foods. Here are 5 cozy recipes packed with nutrients to help your winter woes.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, February 17, 2009
The term “superfood” gets tossed around a lot, and many new (to us) foods claim magical benefits. Determining which foods are good-for-you and safe is sometimes difficult. Goji berries are getting a lot of attention lately, and they’re worth checking out.
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This winter, protect yourself from those cold or flu bugs going around. Eat more of these fresh foods to build up your immunity.
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