FLU, Seattle, Cold discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
Nutritional. Today's topic is nutrition for the cold and flu season. So I bet many of you are thinking they're going to talk about foods like vitamin C and oranges. And yes, while it's true that we do need more vitamin C at this time of year to protect our immune systems. We recognize that most people know about Seattle ready, supporting the immune system. So today, we're going to spend a lot of the next hour talking about something a little bit different. And that is how bone broth will boost your immune system. So you can ward off getting a cold or flu this season. And if you drink bone broth every day, I mean that is just amazing for you know, you're preventing what is going around these days. That's right. My name is Kara. Harper animal. Licensed nutritionists I have a master's degree in holistic health. And joining me today is my coast is Marcie Vaske. She's also a licensed nutritionist and she has a masters in clinical nutrition. Yes. Good morning. Yeah. It's so nice to be in a studio with you again as well. Yeah. You know in this topic is very timely. We're running into this time of year where everybody's getting sick and feeling cold for sure today. Right. I know you said your car said it was nine. Yes. Not good. No, not happy about the Fall River. Sure. You know? And what's so to build on this topic? You know, what's even more important is preventing called them. The flu is that car. And I both have kids going to school every day. So like many of you listeners who are listening out there this morning. They're getting exposed to all the viruses that are floating around just waiting to strike to put one of our kids in bed with a fever. Right. You know every year starting in November. It really is like clockwork the sounds of that coughing and sneezing that goes on in schools in the workplace you hear people snuff sniffly noses. You know, you're even walking around in grocery stores. It's happening at the gym health clause. Everybody is sneezing coughing doing. Right. And so, of course, we don't want, you know, we don't want to be calling in sick. But Sinn enough will know, you know, the kids we have to make that call kids aren't going to school and then. Few days later, you're not going to work. Right. Not you're taking care of yours. Thank you, get it. Yup. And it just keeps going back to school and then your home, right? Exactly. As a working parent when my child gets sick and has to stay home from school. Just like you. You know, we have to kind of scramble to make arrangements for someone to do childcare. And I'm sure a lot of you listeners. Go through a similar situation, you're thinking, okay. It's five o'clock in the morning. My kid has sore throat, fever, whatever it is who's going to care for them. Because I need to go to work. I have a big. Meaning I have a big call a presentation, or, you know, maybe you just don't wanna be getting behind it worked for whatever reason. So I try to avoid these situations altogether by really being proactive and concentrating on how can I build up my daughter's immune system to prevent viruses from being brought home to our house, and then mom and dad don't get sick either. Right. Right. Exactly. You know, and I had one I've had more than one clients say to me. We know someone's sick in the house and it just runs through the whole family. So we know how. So the prevention of it is so key in on we could recommend eating blueberries because of course, blueberries are full of vitamin c and beta carotene potassium, and several different antioxidants that are going to help support that immune system. But again, we think most of you because you guys are smart, and our and our longtime listeners already know to feed your children blueberries and also to avoid giving your children juice. So just as a reminder an eight ounce glass of juice contains about eight teaspoons of sugar. So that's a glass of orange juice or simple glass of apple juice. It has eight spoons of sugar, and you might be thinking. Well, what does that have to do is my immune system? But that that load of sugar is going to bring down that immune system and the sugar feeds your bacteria and the viruses. So think about it sugar feeds bacteria, viruses, and even cancer. I don't want to give my kids choose. And but a lot of people kind of get sucked into the juice ads on TV. You know, they're they're created to sell a lot of juice, and they're so convincing. So parents out there believe that they're bad parents, if they're not giving their child juice in the morning, you know, isn't that what we should be doing? By giving your child of Bassett juice that has AT spoons of sugar. Now, you know, it just makes absolutely. Yeah. Sounds right. Right. And I mean, I think people do have that misconception. A lot of it is from the media or people just have these nutritional myths that just kind of circulate we don't even know where we heard them. But oh, my child is sick. I should give them orange juice. Right. Not really realizing that there are eight teaspoons of sugar because all they're thinking about is the vitamin C. Right. Is he good? Yeah. So there's other ways to get vitamin c. I mean, like we we when my daughter get sick. We give her oranges or strawberries, or blueberries are all very high in vitamin c exactly. So. Marcy. I remember a book by Robert crayon nutrition made simple. And he is he quote, something a statistic about sugar that when we have something like sugar, which would be considered an eight ounce glass of juice is all of that sugar. Our immune system is paralysed for several hours. Interesting. Interesting word. Yeah. I always remember that because I figure the immune system just like stopping it's freezing up when you have like a high sugar food, which includes juice, unfortunately. Yes, exactly. So that's just one more nutritional myth that food. Manufacturers have advertised us into believing is true. I sure so now you're probably wondering, well, what's a better option? So this might surprise you. But today, we are going to talk about how bone broth boosts our immune system. And if you're unfamiliar with bone broth, let me get you up. To speed. So first of all bone broth has been around for thousands of years and has always been considered a healing food. And if you think about it, everyone recommends eating chicken soup when you're sick with a cold or the flu, and frankly when most people recommend chicken soup. You know, they're not referring to going to the grocery store and buying a can of chicken soup. I believe that canned soups are another one of those nutritional myths, and we need to ask ourselves. What is in most of those canned soups, like what ingredients are we talking about our what what's happening with this? So let's kind of, you know, take a dive in and really look inside. And see what's in these canned soups that we've been told her so healthy for us. And you know, just go get a can. As nutritionists I know the dangers of eating most, canned soups. I don't let my kids. He can't SUV why? Because most of the inside lining of the cans contain something called BPA. And I think a lot of people are familiar with that were but has been found to be an endocrine disruptor. Okay. So what does that mean while and the first thing I always ask is what are the health risks of that? What does that mean? So studies have linked IBP too early onset of puberty reproductive issues obesity, things like, insulin resistant, and even pre-cancerous changes. So those are all Andrew complications. Wow. Yeah. Right. So the BPA is in the lining of a lot of canned goods is what you're saying. Yes. Exactly. So now, let's take a look at maybe some of the ingredients that might be and the canned soup and one that stands out always is something called MS t-. Yeah. And you know, if if listeners. Tuned in last week, and you can always go get the podcast, weight and wellness dot com or even on itunes, but last week, Dr Caroline and Melanie talked about the dangers of MSG, which is monosodium glutamate and the dangers of that to brain health for most of us, if we wanna think right and have a good focus have positive moods. We really need to be avoiding anything that has MSG as an ingredient. And so are you aware that MSG is added to canned soup? It's to enhance the flavor and Melanie said last week on dishing up nutrition that MSG lies to us. So it makes us think that something tastes better than it. Really does and MSG there's all kinds of studies linked to the more MSG someone consumes the more. They're going to gain weight there can be liver inflammation, headaches and migraines. I know there's a big. Long like joint pain skin rashes. I mean the list. Oh, God it goes issues. I mean, a lot of that kind of you know, despite Osas going on. Yeah. It's a big problem. And I think people just don't realize what is in the food that they're eating and whenever you say, well, you're eating MSG while they just look at you like what are you talking about? I don't you know, and or they've heard of that. But they don't know that it might be causing their skin rash. Or had you know. So we have to really be detectives don't we and be kinda breeding all the labels. We sure do we sure do, you know? And I think it's time for our first break car. So let's do that. You are listening to dishing up nutrition brought to you by nutritional weight and wellness today. We are having.