Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Eat to Ward off Winter Illnesses

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Eat to Ward off Winter Illnesses

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CASUALTIES from winter colds and flus are already mounting up, but you don't have to join family or friends who have already succumbed to some of these nasty bugs.

Naturopath and TV presenter Emma Sutherland says eating plenty of onion and garlic for their antimicrobial properties can keep germs at bay.

aConsider taking a supplement like Kyolic High Potency Everyday Formula,a she says.

aGinger and chilli are also warming foods that can boost immunity in cooler months.a

Think plenty of curries and Thai stir-fries.

Adequate levels of vitamin D can also protect you from winter bugs, says Emma, so load up on sardines, egg yolks and that old-fashion remedy, cod liver oil.

Dairy foods also contain vitamin D, but go easy if you want to keep off the winter kilograms.

Eating adequate amounts of protein is important as it forms the building blocks for your infection-fighting antibodies.

aThis can be obtained from animal sources such as lean meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy foods or from plant sources such as legumes, tofu and tempeh,a she said. …

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