7/20/10

Immune system booster

Its been and will continue to be a busy week for me. My good friend is getting married on Friday, work is hectic as always and I am trying to stay on top of my training plan. So, as I am sure you can imagine, I was quite disturbed by the all too ominous achy pre-flu feeling that came over me this past weekend. No one wants to get sick but this week I just can't! Too much to do and not enough time as it is..there is no room for a bed-ridden Sam.


So I decided to dedicate my eating this week to staying healthy and flu free. I've tried to load up on as much wholesome food as I can hoping all the vitamins and goodness would chase away whatever ailment was creeping up on me.


Today's food in photos:



Not so green, Green Monster smoothie with strawberries and blueberries


Multigrain oatmeal with blueberries, almonds and chia seeds


A banana


Quinoa & chickpea salad with balsamic vinagrette


A "Long Run Power ball" from a co-worker (yum!!)



A Kashi granola bar



Fresh bread with eggplant spread and pickled artichokes



Grilled tofu, tabbouleh salad and a grilled vegetable wrap with goat cheese




I'm stuffed but oh, so happy!


So tell me, what do you do to combat a cold or flu? Echinacea? Vitamin C? More sleep? Share please, I'm willing to try anything!
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9 comments:

  1. I drink lots of hot tea - pretty much any kind, but green I hear is the best. Even if it may be a placebo effect, it always just instantly makes me feel better. Of course lots of sleep is best, I'd aim for maybe 45-60 minutes more to see if that helps.
    Hope you can fight it off!

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  2. That's the best looking Green Monster I've ever seen! And I've seen a lot. And what's in the little power ball? Looks tasty!

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  3. Green tea, echinacea, Vitamin C, lots of sleep, lots of water are always staples in this house when we are sick! I hope you feel better and beat whatever it is that is making you feel not so great!

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  4. Lots of liquids definitely is my first move. Rest too, I forgo workouts if necessary. Especially if I am really feeling sick, I will skip the gym and rest. Other then that sometimes these thing just have to run their course :/

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  5. Usually more sleep helps for me, and oranges (for vitamin C). I hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Oh no!! Sorry to hear you're feeling sick. Tea and Zinc are my go-tos. Whenever I feel like I'm coming down with something, I pop zinc lozenges like they're candy. haha Ok...that's probably a tiny exaggeration, but I swear they help!

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  7. Feel better! Good eats for combating sickness. I always drink lots of tea and tuck myself in bed if I'm feeling sick. If the situation is serious, I call my grandmother for soup. She delivers :)

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  8. That chickpea salad looks wonderful! I hope you feel better soon.

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  9. I get as much rest as possible, hot baths, hot showers, lots of tea or hot water/lemon. I hope you feel better soon!

    I love the banana pic! :)

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