Remember Your ABCs
Red apples (your “As”) contain quercetin, which can help boost your immune system. Delight your kids with an apple sandwich by using a melon corer to remove the apple’s core and cutting one half-inch off the top and bottom of the apple. Then cut horizontally into slices that look like donuts with holes in the middle. Spread peanut butter and some granola in the middle of the two slices for an extra crunch! Don’t forget your “Bs” and “Cs”: broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, of course. These vegetables are rich in antioxidant vitamins. Broccoli and cauliflower both have glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off infection. Carrots are chock-full of beta-carotene, a valiant fighter against bacteria that try to enter the bloodstream and cause trouble.