Wholesome Food Supports Your Immune System

Wondering why you feel run down? Do you have a cold you can’t seem to shake? Squash the Flu TablesMaybe you need a nutrition check-up just like the Houston KBR Inc. employees are getting.  They are also making sure they get their flu shots. Information being shared with the KBR staff includes examples of foods that help keep their immune system healthy. Goals to shoot for includes:

  • Adequate energy:  Ensure adequate calories, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats for energy balance.
  • Antioxidants: Eat 5-9 servings of colorful vegetables and fruit daily to combat oxidative stress.
  • Protein: Choose lean protein foods, especially those high in zinc, selenium and iron while being low in saturated fats.
  • Omega 3’s: Fatty fish and some nuts and seeds have omega 3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vitamin D: Fortified milk, egg, Chinook salmon, shrimp, cod, trout, herring, mackerel, Yellow Fin Tuna, and mushrooms exposed to ultraviolet light.

Examples of Foods that Boost Your Immunity

  • PistachiosAmino acids glutamine and arginine found in meat, fish, dairy, raw cabbage, beets, legumes, nuts, eggs, and whole grains.
  • Vitamins A and C found in apricots, peaches, cantaloupes, watermelon, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, greens, red peppers, oranges, and hot chili peppers.
  • Minerals selenium, zinc and iron: snapper, halibut, cod, Yellow fin Tuna, trout, spinach, Swiss chard, asparagus, shrimp, lean beef, chicken, thyme, and Romaine lettuce.

Good nutrition is the best medicine and KBR, Inc thanks Siggi’s yogurt, Wonderful Pistachios, and Simply Protein Bars for giving us some healthy snacking options that our bodies need!Siggi's and AnnaSimply Protein Bars

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One Response to Wholesome Food Supports Your Immune System

  1. David L says:

    Thank you for the terrific information. I have learned a lot from reading your blog!

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