Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Immunity Boosting Salad - Packed with Vitamin C

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Did you know that Flu Season starts to peak during November and continues to peak until April?I didn't know either until I stumbled onto a website that claims it is so. So I will take their word. People who don't care to get the seasonal/swine flu shots should do everything to stay healthy. That means boosting the immune system with Vitamin C rich food. Ever since this swine flu breakout, I am in a perpetual state of worry wondering if/what/when I might get infected with HINI or any other strain of virus. I am doing everything to NOT get sick and pass it on to my little one, starting from washing my hands religiously to eating right..Anyways, here is a recipe that is good for the body, both inside and out, packed with Vitamin C and Antioxidants(Dark leafy Greens + deep colored Veggies/Fruits).I don't care for the store bought fatty dressing cause it negates the purpose of eating healthy. So I just use seasoned Olive oil as a dressing for this.Sending this as an entry for HealingFoods challenge hosted by Yasmeen.

  • Dark Leafy Greens - a handful(European Mixed Greens)
  • Red, Yellow and Orange Mini Peppers - 1 each (maybe roasted for an additional flavor)
  • Sweet Clementines/Mandarin Orange/Any Orange Segments - a handful or slightly more
  • Pomegranate Arils - a handful
  • Seedless Grapes - a handful
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cracked Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - a dash
  • Mix the greens, veggies and fruits in a bowl.
  • Whisk the Olive oil with salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the salad and gently mix.
  • Refrigerate prior to eating or not(I prefer it slightly cold)

Check this post of mine for more tips about preventive measures and such..
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  1. Once swine flu virus hits your body it could be fatal but it can be prevented. We must boost our immune system in order to avoid such illness. Proper diet, regular exercise and taking food supplement are the easiest ways to combat viruses.

  2. Dear lassie
    Just superb and innovative indeed. I can get the flavor, the mini peppers, olive oil, cracked pepper!!!
    Thanks for sharing


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