Eat to Stay Well

It is cold here in Michigan; cold and snowy and windy!  Did I mention it is cold?  🙂
And yet we love to run AND we love to stay healthy!

That is where good nutrition plays a key role in our daily lives; eating the right foods to support our immune system is the key!

What are those foods?  I knew you would ask  😉

We do not ever want to eliminate any healthy foods from our diet; that includes fruits, veggies, whole grains, protein and healthy fats.  We do, however, want to stress the “anti-oxidents” which are Vitamin E, C and Beta-carotene.

The foods highest in Vitamin E are: spinach, apples, apricots, nectarines, peaches, whole grains, nuts, seeds, wheat germ and avocados.

The foods highest in Vitamin C are: citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupe, cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, peppers and tomatoes.

The foods highest in Beta-carotene are; yellow, orange and dark green leafy vegetables and fruits.

Which are your favorites from the foods listed?  How often do you eat these foods? Can you increase your servings by one tomorrow?  How about two in the next few days?  Or…try a new one?  Or…a new way of preparing it?

What is your plan to stay healthy this winter?  Even if you do not live in Michigan, winter weather can take a tole on our immune systems.

Eat healthy!  Run well!  Have fun!

Speaking of running, have you a plan for your races this year?  I am going to make a list of mine and will report to you next week.  Please send us yours also!
Maybe we will be running side-by-side!  Now that would be FUN!



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