March 25, 2020
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Flu-Fighting Foods

Fight off germs and cut down on your number of sick days by keeping your immune system strong! Hy-Vee Dietitian, Erin Good, shares her top 3 must-eat foods for superior health.


Eat Better Today, Easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Kiwi: simply slice, scoop, and eat! Did you know one kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange AND more potassium than a banana? It's true, so eat one of these nutrition powerhouses daily instead of gulping more orange juice.
  2. Sweet potatoes: rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. Pierce potato with a fork and microwave 5 minutes or until tender. Top with your favorite nut butter (or sunflower butter) and a pinch of cinnamon for a tasty treat!
  3. Bell peppers: contain 2x as much vitamin C as citrus fruits! Swap out your pancakes and toaster pastries with this simple, immune-boosting recipe.

*Don’t forget! Hydrate regularly with water throughout the entire day.

Use a reusable water bottle to help track your daily intake. Take notice if you’re more likely to drink more ice cold water vs. room-temperature? Often we confuse dehydration for hunger. *Don’t forget to check your urine color for extra feedback and accountability!


Healthy doesn’t have to mean hard! Contact your local Hy-Vee Dietitian for more flu-fighting food essentials.


Stay healthy!

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