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National Spinach Lover’s Month Perfect Time to Give Spinach a Chance

October is National Spinach Lover’s Month!

Spinach is a much maligned vegetable, due in part to its strong flavor. It’s unfortunate that many people avoid spinach, for it truly is a superfood and is one of the best vegetables you can add to your diet.  It has a high nutrition content, is rich in antioxidants and is an excellent source of iron, Vitamin C, niacin, Vitamin B and calcium.
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Top 5 Foods to Prevent Flu and Cold

fluAlong with fall comes the seasonal flu. It’s inevitable. People at high risk of catching the flu should protect themselves first and foremost with a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has great information on steps you can take to prevent a flu infection. It includes the basics like washing your hands and avoiding people who exhibit flu-like symptoms. But I’m going to focus on an area that is often overlooked – your immune system.

The job of your immune system is to protect your body from bacterial and viral infections, such as the ones that cause the common cold and seasonal flu. The immune system protects you in three different ways:

  1. It creates a barrier that prevents bacteria and viruses from entering your body (your skin).
  2. If a bacteria or virus does enter the body, the immune system tries to detect and eliminate it before it can make itself at home and reproduce.
  3. If the virus or bacteria is able to reproduce and start causing problems, your immune system is in charge of eliminating it.
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