My wee one is home sick today. He's got a low-grade fever. I'm feeling rather icky myself. My lymph glands feel swollen and I've had a raging headache for a few days. Not enough sleep, too much post-holiday pecan pie. (It was better the second day, and even better the third and fourth days!) I just got back from the salon, where I was turned away due to a sickly stylist. Everyone's feeling yucky now. I decided to head for Safeway and see what ingredients I could gather for my next round of healthy, flu-fighting meals.
Quercetin seems to be something that builds the immune system, so I got some foods high in that nutrient: apples, onions, citrus, broccoli, leafy greens, cranberries and organic tomatoes. Other foods that aid the immune system include homemade chicken soup, green tea (catechins), sardines and wild-caught salmon (Vit D), yogurt (with live active cultures or probiotics) and spicy peppers (high in Vit C).
My shopping list included the following: kale, Swiss chard, apples, oranges, grapefruit juice (unsweetened), oil-packed sardines, organic chicken broth and green tea. I'm going to make some kale for lunch, after I take a mid-morning nap. I'm feeling rather achy right now and I think a good power nap is in order.