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Sunday, November 3, 2013

FALL flu fighting foods

Summer has sizzled and we have fallen 
 
back into shorter days and chillier nights. The time of year that starts to challenge our immune systems. However, by eating immune boosting foods on a regular basis you can keep your immune system strong to ward off the cold and flu.



Garlic- Most recognized for its use in the kitchen is a powerful immune booster and disease fighter. Garlic stimulates the production of infection fighting white blood cells.
 


Sweet Potatoes  are one  high in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Both beta-carotene and vitamin A are important for boosting the body's immune system.Sweet Potato Chili is a great fall one-pot meal along with some good, warm pumpernickel or marble rye bread.
 


Sweet Potato Chile as seen on FOX 2 Meatless Mondays:
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23744268/meatless-monday-sweet-potato-chili

Yours in health!
Dr. Velonda

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