Food for Feeling Good
There’s no diet that’s perfect for everyone. But incorporating immune-boosting foods — and limiting immune-weakening foods — will help you stay healthy.
Vegetables: kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, artichokes
Fruit: cherries, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, goji berries, avocados
Nuts: almonds, walnuts
Spices: turmeric, ginger, rosemary
Dark chocolate: (Yes, we said chocolate!) Make sure to choose something with 70% or more cocoa content, and stick to one to two squares per day.
Fatty fish: wild-caught salmon, tuna, and sardines
Added sugar: Watch for ingredients like syrup, corn sweetener, agave, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, and honey on food labels.
Processed foods: chips, bread, cereal
Refined carbohydrates: white bread, sugary baked goods
Before You Go, Remember:
A balanced and varied diet helps you stay healthy.
In addition to a balanced diet, getting plenty of water and quality sleep, managing stress, and daily exercise are important parts of staying healthy.
Try making small changes to your diet by either incorporating an immune-boosting food or eliminating an immune-weakening food from your meal plan this week.