SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Adding immune-boosting foods to a diet can help prevent contracting the flu, and eFoodSafety.com is helping that effort with its new Immune Boost Bar.
The biotech company, which develops nutraceutical and whole-food products, has packed the bars with such immuninty-boosting supplements as natural citrus oils, vitamins and a blend of minerals and electrolytes.
The bars feature such flavors as chocolate, chocolate mint, peanut butter and oatmeal cinnamon raisin, so are designed to be tasty and convenient, while helping prevent illness with 40 active compounds that assist with enhancing immunity, detoxification, cleansing and metabolic efficiency.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu season in the United States can last from November to as late as May. Each year in the United States the contagious respiratory illness affects between 5 percent and 20 percent of the population; more than two hundred thousand people are hospitalized from flu complications and approximately 36,000 people die from the disease.
Such foods as the Immune Boost bars are among the ways to avoid contracting the flu, according to health experts, as are are washing one’s hands after riding public transportation, avoiding hand contact with one’s nose and eyes and promptly discarding facial tissues after use.