House Calls

WIN 2019

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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news, views, events, etc. h o u s e c a l l s { winter 2019 } 5 news, views, events, etc. buzz the Carbohydrates, fats, protein: You likely consider some or all of these macronutrients when filling your plate. But when's the last time you paid attention to the vitamins and minerals— or micronutrients—you consume from day to day? While we don't need as many micronutrients in our diet as macro (hence the names), regular consumption of vitamins and minerals helps the body perform optimally, can reduce a person's risk of conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, and bolsters the immune system. In honor of cold and flu season, here are five vitamins and minerals that Harvard University researchers say are tops for boosting immunity, along with foods that are packed with them. ● Vitamin B6: Chicken, turkey, pork loin, oatmeal and other whole-grain cereals, soybeans, ginger, potatoes with skin ● Vitamin C: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, citrus fruits, kiwi, bell peppers, tomatoes, winter squash ● Vitamin E: Almonds, peanut butter, safflower oil, sunflower seeds and sunflower oil, wheat germ oil, blueberries ● Magnesium: Avocado, whole grains, tofu, legumes, nuts, seeds ● Zinc: Seafood, chicken, eggs, legumes, honey, nuts, farro Boost Your Immunity! Turn to page 16 for a local dish packed with this healthful nutrient.

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