Thursday, January 6, 2011

Power foods to boost your immunity!

Hello Snowbird Friends!

So, you are here on the beautiful Grand Strand enjoying your Myrtle Beach Winter Rental, but you can't seem to get rid of the sniffles? Well, eat a few "power-foods" a very simple solution to make a difference in your health and immunity! Simply enjoying a sweet potato or a little yogurt with granola can actually boost your immunity-easy enough huh Snowbirds? The end result you ask- Less sneezing into your sleeve and more enjoying your Myrtle Beach Winter Rental!

So stop scrubbing your hands raw and using Purell until you have no moisture left in your body- simply eat a few "power-foods" and get that immunity up and running!

First "power-food"... Yogurt!
Probiotics (the live active cultures) found in yogurt, are a healthy bacteria that keep the stomach and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs. Although they're available in supplement form, a study from the University of Vienna in Austria found that a daily 7-ounce dose of yogurt was just as effective in boosting immunity as popping your daily vitamins! Any and all yogurts with a Live and Active Cultures seal contain beneficial bugs, but Stonyfield Farm is the only U.S. brand that contains the specific strain of cultures that make a significant difference in your immunity!

Second "power-food"...Oats and Barley!
These yummy grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea! Oats and Barley in the right amount boost immunity, speed up wound healing, and may help antibiotics work better.
Your optimal dose: At least one in your three daily servings of whole grains.

Third "power-food"...Fish!
Selenium is plentiful in shellfish such as oysters, lobsters, crabs, and clams. It helps white blood cells produce the necessary proteins to help clear flu viruses out of the body. Salmon, mackerel, and herring are rich in omega-3 fats, which reduce inflammation, increasing airflow and protecting lungs from colds and respiratory infections.
Your optimal dose: Two servings a week.

So snowbird friends, tonight while you are out grabbing a bite to eat- order fish, or maybe enjoy some mushrooms-all the while making your immune system stronger and allowing you to enjoy your stay in the Grand Strand quite a bit more! We all know that having a cold on vacation is the worst! There are many more "super foods" in the article listed below.
So please Myrtle Beach Snowbirds have a fantastic stay with us here on the beautiful SC coast and stay healthy without even realizing that the food you eat everyday will help you walk the path to a great vacation- without the sniffles that is!

Happy New Year to you all!
Sarah Hodgson


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