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Eat for Health

Foods rich in vitamins and minerals are vital to helping our immune systems battle colds and flu.

Here are a few excellent sources of the nutrients your body needs to stay as healthy as possible.

Red bell peppers

Did you know?
Red bell peppers contain nearly twice the amount of vitamin C as citrus fruits. A single red bell pepper fulfills between 170-200% of your daily needs.

Bonus
Red bell peppers are a great source of beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy eyes and skin as well as boosting your immune system.

Poultry

Did you know?
Poultry is rich in vitamin B-6, which your body needs to absorb vitamin B-12. Bone broth is a great source of these nutrients – and it's easily digested.

Bonus
You can get up to 50% of the recommended daily amount of B-6 from just 100 grams of lean poultry.

Almonds

Did you know?
Almonds are high in Vitamin E, a soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from free radicals, which weaken our immune systems.

Bonus
A half cup of almonds provides all your daily requirement of vitamin E.

Shellfish

Did you know?
Shellfish – such as crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters and lobster – are high in zinc. Zinc helps build more than 100 different enzymes, protecting our bodies from sickness.

Bonus
Just 4 ounces of crab provides more than 50% of your daily requirement of zinc.

Sunflower seeds

Did you know?
Along with being rich in vitamins E and B-6, sunflower seeds contain phosphorus and magnesium.

Bonus
Phosphorus improves digestion, balances hormones and helps repair cells.