It’s Superbowl Time. And flu season is here. Not a great combination. Think about the snacks that you choose to bring to your next gathering because it can help prevent or increase your chances of catching the flu. As we have discussed many times before, large doses of sugar stop the immune system from working properly for about 2-5hrs. Pairing a weakened immune system with people who might be carrying the influenza virus will spell disaster for you the following week. Likewise, bringing processed foods like Golfish, Doritos, Soda or dairy ladened foods like cheese dips and casseroles will also clog up your gut and affect your immune system. Remember that 80% of your immune system lies in your gut. So let’s change the appetizer game a bit.
This dip has a starting lineup of powerful ingredients. Your gut and immune system, and the guests will consider it a win.
Avocado - vitamins C, E, K, and omega 3
Scallions - vitamin C and A
Cilantro - powerful antioxidants
Sundried Tomatoes - vitamin C and K, antioxidants, lycopene
Lime - potassium, bioflavonoids, antioxidants