10 Immune Boosting Foods Every Kid Needs To Eat

Healthy 4 Life eNewsletter | July 2017 | 2nd Edition

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“I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”
~Joyce Meyer

Stacy D. Fehlinger
Certified Health Coach
Owner ofHealthy 4 Life, LLC

(678) 719-2283

Schedule a COMPLIMENTARY 30 minute consultation with Stacy at Healthy Habits Strategy Session.

Back To School = Back To Germs:
 10 Immune Boosting Foods
Every Kid Needs To Eat

Once again the kids have returned to school and we are also approaching cold and flu season. We all know that having our kids wash their hands after using the restroom and before eating is one good way to help fight those pesky germs.  Also, sleep is important to keep kids and adults immune systems healthy.

In fact, the National Sleep Foundation provides guidelines for the amount of sleep we should get at different ages. They recommend the following amount of sleep:

    • Children ages 3 -5 need 10 to 13 hours of sleep
    • Children ages 6 -13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep
    • Teens 14+ need 8 to 10 hours of sleep
  • Adults over 18 need 7 to 9 hours of sleep

Our diet can also help our harm our immune system.  It’s always important to eat a healthy diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats, but it’s especially important to incorporate immune boosting foods during cold and flu season.  What follows is a list of 10 foods that can help boost your immune system and keep you healthy all year long along with why they help your immune system work well:

    1. Yogurt – You might have heard a great deal about gut health lately as researchers believe that the health of your stomach is very important for your overall health.  Yogurt helps boost your immune system by making your gut happy with protein, vitamins and a healthy dose of lactobacillus, a probiotic that helps fight off the bad bacteria giving your immune system a boost.
    1. Cinnamon – This makes the list because cinnamon has antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties so it not only boosts the immune system but also fights those bugs that cause illness. You can sprinkle cinnamon on yogurt for an extra immune fighting boost. Cinnamon is also good sprinkled on oatmeal, fresh fruit, and baked goods.
    1. Watermelon – This great immune booster is packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and has a large concentration of lycopene which gives the melon its red color. Lycopene offers other health-building benefits, including reducing respiratory inflammation which can help prevent infection. Luckily, you can find this fruit at the grocery store year round.
    1. Red or Pink Grapefruit – All citrus fruits are actually immune boosting, but the top overall winner is grapefruit. Just ½ of a grapefruit contains 100% of your daily allowance of vitamin C. The rosy color of red and pink grapefruit indicates that they are packed with phytonutrients for an added immunity boost.
    1. Carrots – Beta carotene gives carrots their bright color.  Beta carotene boosts our immune system by supporting the body’s mucus membranes lining the respiratory and intestinal tracts, making it harder for bacteria to enter the bloodstream.  Kids love dipping carrots in ranch, just be sure to read the nutrition label on the ranch as most ranch dressings contain preservatives and MSG.  Look for ranch dressing in the refrigerated section of your grocery store for the healthiest options.
    1. Cauliflower – Also broccoli and Brussels sprouts give the immune system a boost because they contain choline.  This nutrient keeps your cells functioning properly and also helps support a healthy gastrointestinal barrier, making the gut happy by keeping bacteria safely confined in the gut. If you do get sick, cauliflower is a beneficial food too because it also contains glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off infection. Add these veggies to soups or eat them raw with ranch or yogurt.
    1. Egg Yolks – Not only are egg yolks a good source of protein they also contain zinc and selenium which are important minerals to help boost your immune system. I’m so glad they are no longer getting a bad rap for too much cholesterol!
    1. Mushrooms – These little gems contain a good amount of the immune boosting mineral, zinc. People with low zinc levels tend to have fewer white blood cells to help fight off diseases. Add some to your favorite tomato sauce or throw them into an omelet for twice the immune boosting power with the egg yolk.
    1. Wheat germ – Is packed with fiber, protein and vitamins, including vitamin E.  It also contains a good amount of choline and zine which makes wheat germ excellent at immune boosting. Add wheat germ to baked goods, or sprinkle it over fresh fruit, yogurt or cereal.
  1. Kale – Other greens such as Swiss chard and spinach fall into this immune boosting category too. Leafy greens contain high levels of vitamin C helping to fight off infections and regenerate other antioxidants in the body.  Greens also contain vitamin E and folate which is another great immune booster.  Eat greens raw in a salad or sauté them with some olive oil and garlic for a healthy side dish.

This list in not all inclusive of every good for you immune boosting food, but if you do eat several of these foods you and your family should be healthier this cold and flu season.  I wish all of you a good school year and no missed school or work days due to illness.

Healthy Regards,

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Hooray the Kids Are Back In School!
A Day on Allatoona Lake!

Wednesday, August 30 | 10:00 AM
Tanyard Creek Boat Ramp
4959 Tanyard Creek Road SE, Acworth, GA

Meet us at Tanyard Creek Boat Ramp. Stacy’s husband has been recruited to be our captain for a day of boating on the lake w/no kids! You can water ski, tube or float around in our inflatable kayaks. Bring a side dish and whatever you would like to drink. We will grill some hamburgers or hot dogs for lunch. You will be home in time for your kids to arrive from school.

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Do you have any favorite recipes incorporating one of the immune boosting foods?

Let us know and your recipe just might be featured in a future newsletter.   

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Healthy 4 Life’s Immune Boosting Recipe
5 Minute Broccoli Kale Slaw
It’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand to throw together this 5 Minute Broccoli Kale Slaw any night of the week. A versatile, healthy side dish that adds a burst of color to your plate.
    • 1 (12 ounce) package broccoli slaw
    • 2 cups finely chopped kale
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Simple Slaw Vinaigrette Ingredients
    • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    1. Place all vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine.
  1. Combine the broccoli slaw, kale cranberries, and slivered almonds in a large serving bowl. Toss with vinaigrette and serve.
Prep Time: 5 minutes    Serves6 to 8
Recipe Notes: Look for packaged broccoli slaw in the produce section with the other bagged/packaged items.To make this even faster to prepare I used bagged, pre-washed, chopped kale and chopped it down a bit more before adding to the salad.

Healthy 4 Life Partnerships
Healthy 4 Life now has some additional products
under its umbrella to offer our clients

Nspire Network
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Juice Plus
I have also joined Juice Plus since the capsules they offer contain only powdered fruits and vegetables. They help bridge the gap since most of us do not get the recommended 9 servings of fruit and vegetables daily.  Juice Plus also offers chewables for children.

Juice Plus also sells a hydroponic plant tower to grow your own vegetables organically either inside or outside your home. Please contact me if you have any questions about either company or if you would like any additional information.


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Contact: Stacy D. Fehlinger | Certified Health Coach
Healthy 4 Life, LLC
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