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Cold and Flu Prevention Tips - Tip #10

Get added Vitamin C and protein through nutritious foods Some studies have shown that a little extra Vitamin C (but not too much) can reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s best to get it through food, but a 200 mg supplement also works. But first, check with the doctor to be sure that the supplement would be safe for your older adult. Not getting enough protein can also lower the immune response, so try to add fish, eggs, or yogurt to your and your older adult’s (

Good nutrition is a must to help your immune system fight this virus. But when your body battles flu symptoms for days or even weeks, maintaining a healthy diet becomes even more important in helping you get better. The FDA says adults should eat 50 grams of protein a day (but can vary depending on an individual's caloric needs). Pregnant and nursing women need more. Foods that have it provide nutrients like vitamins B6 and B12, both of which keep your immune system working like it should (

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