EatInEatOut Winter 2015 - Page 13

BY ZANNAT REZA, MHSC RD, NUTRITION EDITOR COUGHING. SNEEZING. RUNNY NOSE. Welcome to winter. With cold and flu season in full swing, eating right is one way to boost your immune system. Generally speaking, filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal is a step in the right direction. These foods are packed with vitamins A and C. You can get all the vitamin C you need from foods. Our bodies can’t store vitamin C, so any extra just gets peed out. Eating whole grains, like quinoa, barley and brown rice, helps supply key B vitamins that help with revving up our immune cells. And don’t forget protein-rich foods, like seafood, fish, eggs, meat and dairy which contain vitamin B12 and zinc. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 13