Cold & Flu

Fuel Up for Flu Season

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When winter flu bugs are running rampant, it’s important to keep your body powered with nutritious options to stay strong. Foods packed with vitamin C can help maintain a healthy immune system. While you may think of an orange as the quintessential fruit to get this important nutrient, there are plenty of other tasty choices. You may want to stock up on these superfoods the next time you hit the grocery store:

Broccoli and cauliflower: These cruciferous veggies are a nutritious side dish on any menu. To amp up the flavor and nutrition, try sprinkling some turmeric on these veggies. Turmeric contains the powerful antioxidant curcumin, which can help decrease inflammation and fight free radicals that damage the immune system.
Hot peppers: If you’re craving something spicier, chili peppers are also a good source of vitamin C. Chili peppers contain capsaicin, which is an antioxidant that is believed to help fight off infections. Capsaicin also gives these peppers their spicy taste.
Garlic: This member of the Lily family is not only low in calories, but is also packed with vitamin C and zinc. Add garlic to enhance the flavors of your stir fry, dips and salsa. Garlic is also a good source of vitamin B6, which is said to benefit the immune system.

If you still come down with flu-like symptoms, you’ll want to have Oscillococcinum on hand to take quick action. When taken at the first sign of body aches, headache, fever chills and fatigue, Oscillococcinum can help reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.*

For more tips to help keep you and your family healthy all year long, visit Oscillo.com/wellness.

 

*These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

References

“Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)." Mayo Clinic. Web. 02 Mar. 2017.

LD, Kristin Kirkpatrick MS RD. "5 Foods You Should Eat This Winter." Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic. N.p., 18 Dec. 2015. Web. 02 Mar. 2017.

"Capsaicin." WebMD. Web. 02 Mar. 2017.

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