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The Fit Divas: Fight the Bugs with Your ABC's

 
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Again, it seems to be the sickly season! My son's school, the gym's daycare, the park, the Science Center - anywhere there are a bunch of kids, I am seeing snotty noses, red faces and hearing lots of coughs! In case you lost my first list of immune boosting foods, here is an ABC list you can use as well as share with your children for a "teachable moment!"

Apples
Berries
Citrus Fruits
Eggplant
Fish
Grapes
Hummus made from chickpeas
Ice Water (I'm reaching here - but it is important to stay hydrated!)

Juices (100% fruit and vegetable)
Kiwi
Legumes
Mangoes
Nectarines
Onions
Peppers (all colors especially red!)
Quercetin (a phytochemical found in foods such as apples, onions, red wines and teas)
Raisins
Spinach
Tomatoes
Ugli Fruit (really - it is a citrus fruit!)
Vegetables (most every single one!)
Whole Grains
Xtra servings of brussel sprouts!!
Yogurt
Zinc (found in many protein sources like seafood, poultry, red meat, nuts and dairy products as well as fortified products like cereals and breads.)

This is a small but powerful list so stock up, rest up and wash those hands! Here's to a sick free household!

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