1. stopping disease from entering the body
2. killing bacteria or viruses once they enter the body but before they make you sick
3. destroying viruses and/or bacteria after they have created disease.
The immune system can recognize viruses that have been in your body before. The first time a virus enters your body, a healthy immune system will develop antibodies or other compounds that are designed to attack this virus. The next time this virus enters your body, these antibodies are ready to attack right away.
A few healthy immune building foods the we have been enjoying
- Red Grapes
- Red Bell Pepper
- Spinach (love using this in salads)
Source: Women's Fitness
I've never been a "worry wort Mom" but seeing how sick they were with this H1N1 flu has caused me to become a bit more concerned. Washing hands, keeping shoes on their feet when outside, and eating healthy food has become more of a focus in our house. They don't know it yet, but the flu shot is next on our to-do list! Shhhh, let's not tell them just yet! I hope you stay healthy this flu season too!