how not to get the flu

from realage.com

Apples (and red onions, broccoli, and tea) are great sources of quercetin — a flavonoid that may stave off the influenza virus when the body is under stress. In a recent animal study, quercetin did just that: The normal dip in immunity that comes with physical fatigue was pretty much cancelled out by the flavonoid. If it works as well in humans, quercetin could help power the body through both physical and psychological stress.

adapted from eatingwell.com

Broccoli and Potatoes

1 pound potatoes, cut into wedges
3/4 pound broccoli crowns, chopped (4 cups)
3/4 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup nonfat milk, heated
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Steam potatoes for 10 minutes. Place broccoli on top, cover and steam until the potatoes and broccoli are tender, 6 to 8 minutes more. Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Add the potatoes, cheese, milk, salt and pepper and continue mashing to desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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