Many of us are still waiting for the swine-flu vaccine to reach our locality. Are there foods we should be eating to help us fight off infections and disease? Absolutely! A lot of research is demonstrating that a nutrient-rich diet is necessary to help effectively fight off disease. How can we be assured we are getting enough? Tests are expensive and often unreliable.
Most nutrition experts agree the best way to get all the nutrients our bodies need is through a balanced diet based on plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and some nuts. Taking individual supplements and vitamin pills can upset the delicate balance between the nutrients or be toxic. Getting them from good food makes overdosing almost impossible.
PositiveTip: How many fruits and vegetables do you need to eat? Find out at www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov!