This should have been an early winter post. As the flu continues to hit hard, I decided to post it now and remind all of us of the foods which contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of flu and colds.
Fill your diets with broccoli, spinach, lettuce
(Red onions have almost 4x the amount of quercetin as other foods. While you may eat any of these raw, cooking seems to make it easier to absorb the antioxidant.)
(Buy a bag of frozen blueberries and put a handful on your hot cereal, pancakes, french toast or yogurt.)
(An apple a day keeps the doctor away - and colds and the flu.)
A high consumption of these are needed - so how much is enough? I really don't know, but you can easily add these daily to your meals and snacks. Increase your odds of staying well. There is more we can do than just steer clear of those who are sick and be vigilant about hand-washing.