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Good diet and exercise can help you survive peak cold and flu season. Here are Missouri Baptist dietitians' top 10 suggestions for protecting yourself from pesky winter viruses.
Researchers such as Dr. Simin Nikbin Medyani, DVM, PhD, director of Tufts University's Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and its Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, have suggested similar programs. As Dr. Medyani observes "...getting your immune system prepared is best done if you create a year-round routine. Since our immune system weakens with age, it's even more important for older adults to take preventive measures."
Here are three quick tips from Missouri Baptist dietitians for getting your daily routine off to a good start.
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With high fiber, unique antioxidant mix and vitamins C and A, "husk tomatoes" bring the flavor of Mexico to your table with this spicy Salsa Verde.
With tofu croutons and chopped peanuts, this Asian-inspired chopped salad packs a nutritional punch with 16 g of protein and only 257 calories.
Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients filled with protein and fiber. This recipe makes a nutrient dense, guilt free snack for any occasion.
Mixing the bright flavors of the Mediterranean with Quinoa gives a protein-packed, nutritious punch in a one-pan dish that makes cleanup afterwards easy.