Can Diet Choices Help Fend Off the Flu?

November 15, 2011

According to an article on USA Today’s “Your Life” section of their website by contributing author Kate Parham, dietary choices can help to prevent flu and other illnesses by boosting your immune system. Her sources for the article included Tonia Reinhard, R.D. and author of Superfoods, and Joel Furhman, M.D. and author of Super Immunity. To read the whole article, Click Here.

Some of the items listed as beneficial include salmon, onions, garlic, Greek yogurt, and beans. The article recommends eating a half cup daily of onions, scallions, garlic, leeks, and/or shallots to achieve the desired results. Do you think this is realistic? Flu and cold season is a concern in the geriatric populations. Are menu adaptations worth pursuing or do you think that the proposed benefits aren’t worth the time and effort?

SureQuest’s Recipes OnDemand has thousands of recipes ready for you to use immediately, with a large selection containing one or more of these immune-boosting ingredients. One example is our Black Bean Soup (Click on recipe title for PDF file of recipe, scaled for 12 servings), which contains beans, onions, and garlic. Soup is also a great selection this time of year, providing comfort and warmth for your customers.

Posted in:Menus, November 2011

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