Mushrooms – selenium and beta glucan, check.
Garlic – it’s not just for repelling vampires anymore. Check.
Salmon, especially wild caught – well, we try. Fresh water salmon does live in Lake Michigan; we could make a trip to Wisconsin’s eastern coast to find a good supplier.
Tea: black, white, or green. I crave tea when I’m feeling lousy; my body’s way of sending me a message, perhaps.
Probiotics such as those found in yogurt: Chuck and Amigo eat yogurt regularly. My intake could use a boost.
Dark chocolate!! That Reese’s Dark peanut butter cup isn’t just for PMS anymore.
Oysters? I’ll pass. I’ll have to get my zinc from a vitamin tablet. Delicious though they may be, they’re expensive and hard to find in my northern Midwest homeland.
Almonds specifically, nuts in general. Check.
Strawberries. Well, by the time they’re shipped here and displayed on grocery shelves, the amount of vitamin C is negligible. I’ll plan to freeze more next summer. For now, I’ll see if the local apples have enough vitamins and minerals to help me out.
Sweet potatoes? I love them. My family? Not so much. That’s okay; more beta-carotene for me.
No matter what dietary changes we pursue in the quest for health, I’m still going to follow the main precautions. Wash hands, drink fluids, keep sanitizing common areas in my classroom like computers, doorknobs, etc.