FOODS TO EAT WHEN YOU ARE SICK WITH THE FLU:(

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Well it’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON! YUUUUCK! Influenza begins to increase in October. Because I have to do a lot of traveling in the next few months my doctor said for sure I need a flu shot because of my compromised immune system from the stem cell replacement. If I catch the flu I would be in trouble. I haven’t had a flu shot in over 25 years because of the reaction I get from the shot. Some people have a reaction, most do not, I gave in and went last Friday for the shot. Well, I’ve been in bed for 3 days flat on my back, not able to move because I feel like I have the flu! Terrible headaches, body aches, my back and hips hurt when I’m still and walking. I curled up into a big ball on my bed with ginormous warm blankets and so many pillows no one could find me when they came into the bedroom. I have no appetite at all. I have to eat something because of the medication I still have to take for my Myeloma to keep my blood sugar level , head clear, and over all¬† strength. Here are some foods that worked for me, it’s heart, brain and gut healthy and helped me feel so much better! Iv’e included a recipe for a smoothie from “Food for Thought” to lift your spirits! ūüôā¬†

bone broth       

       BONE BROTH                                             OATMEAL                              GINGER CHICKEN SOUP          TROPICAL SMOOTHIE                                            H2O                                         GINGER OR CAMOMILE TEA                     FRESH FRUIT WITH OJ!

Photos from “Food for Thought” cook book!¬†

  FOODS TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE FLU!

GREEK YOGURT FULL FAT, add organic honey kiwi, (kiwi has more vitamin C then OJ) bananas, blueberries. 

 BONE BROTH, I drink several cups a day for protein and to keep hydrated.

 OATMEAL, with almonds, cashew, or almond/coconut milk, and organic honey.

 GINGER CHICKEN SOUP, Chop up roasted chicken to put into soup, it will hydrate and give your body iron, protein and nutrients from what ever vegetables you would like to include. The ginger will help soothe your tummy and is anti inflammatory.

SMOOTHIES, I have at least two a day. It makes my stomach feel better, fills me up, raises my blood sugar so I start to feel more energy almost immediately. 

H2O Hydrate often through out the day.

FRESH GINGER OR CHAMOMILE TEA, sweetened with 1 stevia or organic honey. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and place 6 slices of fresh ginger 1/4″ thick into the pot and steep for 10 minutes.¬†

FRESH FRUIT AND OJ! Make sure to include a banana for potassium.

RICE CAKES WITH ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER AND FRUIT PRESERVE. If you have a sweet tooth, this helps. Have it with hot tea for a snack! ūüôā

 

DREAMING OF THE TROPICS

Yields 1 quart

PHOTO FROM “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

INGREDIENTS

1 banana

2-cups fresh or frozen chopped pineapple

¬Ĺ cup fresh orange juice

1 cup mango (5 ounces) chopped into pieces

1 cup canned or boxed coconut cream

2 teaspoons coconut extract

1 packet Stevia

1-Tablespoon fresh lime juice

3 fresh mint leaves

16 ice cubes

GARNISH

4 strawberries

4 fresh mint sprigs

INSTRUCTIONS

Place first 10 ingredients into a blender for 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.

Pour into chilled glasses and for each servings garnish with strawberry’s and mint sprigs.

FEEL BETTER! ūüôā

 

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