Back to school means back to the indoors, where germs move quickly and easily among students going back to school. But although colds and flus move quickly through public schools, they don’t just affect the kids. Once the kids start getting sick, the illness begins to affect nearly everyone! However, you and your family can take simple steps to strengthen your body’s ability to fight disease by washing your hands regularly, avoiding contact with your face and eyes, and by eating these foods rich in micronutrients like A, B2, B6, C, D, E, and Zinc that will strengthen your immunities.
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1.) Leafy greens like spinach and kale (the darker, the better!)
2.) Cold-water fish like salmon or tuna
3.) Heavily pigmented fruits and veggies like beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, oranges, broccoli, and even banana (basically any foods that stain your clothes)
Getting these micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) through your diet ensures that your body can ward off illness this coming fall.
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At Platinum Dental Care, we care about strengthening your oral health because it plays an important role in your overall health. Conversely, we care about your overall health because it plays an important role in your oral health! If you are looking for a great family dentist or just “a dentist near me,” please call Platinum Dental Care at 801.806.4645
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Dr. Kody Snow , a dentist in Murray , sees a lot of patients with coughs and runny noses this time of year. Don’t let it be you! Take good care of yourself and your family this fall by washing your hands, eating nutrient-rich foods, and scheduling your next dental appointment at Platinum Dental Care.