I am the first to admit that I suffer from over-dramatic cold disorder…I take to my duvet at the slightest hint of a cold, and a stuffy nose has me driving everyone in the house for the hills. My husband calls me a delicate flower (to my face mind you, who knows what he mutters under his breath when I ring my dainty bell and ask for more tea) and dreads the onset of the cold and flu season because I spend the first half fretting over when it will hit our home, and the second half suffering like a Hollywood starlet. Sniffling, coughing, sneezing, aching, sluggish and drowsy are not really looks that appeal to me and I do everything I can to keep them at bay, or at least on a short visit.
Surviving cold and flu season is easier said than done, but with planning, you can keep your family healthy for longer. The Safeway “Be Well. Save Well.” pamphlet has plenty of healthy tips and great savings to keep you and your family healthy this cold and flu season. Eating nutrient rich foods keep your immune system in top shape and supporting your immune system with healthy habits are the key to surviving the season with your health and sanity intact:
- Eat a colorful diet: Dark leafy greens, yellow and orange vegetables and red fruits are all essential for a nutrient rich diet.
- Spice up your menu: Not only are they great for adding flavor to your food when you have a cold, they are said to help with congestion.
- Squeeze out the good: 100% Orange juice is full of important vitamins, minerals and critical antioxidants needed to keep your immune system working at full throttle.
- Go Nuts: Nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and pistachios, plus all variety of seeds are a great source of fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and other cold busting nutrients.
- Supplement: Taking probiotics and multivitamins are great for boosting your immune system.
The Safeway “Be Well. Save Well.” pamphlet is bursting with coupons and more great advice on tackling the cold and flu season, including a fabulous recipe for Spiced Orange Green Tea using 100% Florida Orange Juice. As the weather is heating up here, I will be taking my daily does of 100% Florida Orange Juice in a smoothie and popsicle form, and sharing my recipes next week.
Top 10 pantry items needed for a ‘patient’ survival kit:
- Chicken Stock (your grandmother was right, it does work);
- Frozen dinners (the homemade kind darlings);
- Jello Packets;
- Cleaning Gloves;
- Clorox Wipes & Disinfectant Spray;
- Washable sponges and cleaning cloths (boil wash everything);
- Tissues galore;
- Organic Teas;
- Saltine Crackers;
- Emergency C or Airborne (for delicate flowers like myself).
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