A “Nutrition Prescription” For Fighting Cold and Flu
Medicine isn’t the only way to fight off cold and flu. Food can be your medicine too. I was on Let’s Talk Live recently sharing a nutrition prescription to help you stay healthy. Below are some highlights from the segment. There are basically two big tricks to beating winter “bugs”: reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. So whether you’re trying to prevent sickness or recover ASAP, all the foods I mention below will help you. Spicy Lamb Korma I created this recipe for www.leanonlamb.com – it’s a spicy lamb korma that you make in the slow cooker. Lamb is nutrient rich, and packed with ingredients that support immunity and fight inflammation. Even though this looks rich, it’s good for you. On average lamb is lean and has only 175 calories per 3 oz portion and this entire dish has about 300 calories. You’ll be able to find the recipe soon on www.leanonlamb.com. What makes this dish so healthy? It’s an excellent source of protein, which is the key macronutrient for a healthy immune system. The protein you eat can literally become the immunity cells that fight viruses and bacteria that could make you sick. Lamb also has vitamin B12, iron, and zinc – all vitamins and minerals that play a role in supporting immunity. I’ve included 7 different vegetables in this recipe: onions, carrots, tomato, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli and peppers which are full of powerful antioxidants and vitamins A and C, which support immun...
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