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A quick and easy dose of fruits


Yogurt Shake

½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
¾ cup plain low fat yogurt
1½ cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries

Add ingredients, in order listed, to blender container. Puree at medium speed, until thick and smooth.

Source: www.cdc.gov/nutrition

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A human firewall

In general there are two types of immunity
In natural immunity germs invade the body, causing an infection that results in an illness. The immune system develops proteins called antibodies that destroy the germs. These antibodies remain in the bloodstream and they remember. If the same germs try to infect you again, the antibodies know how to fight and destroy them before they can make you sick again.

In acquired, or artificial immunity, vaccines contain weakened or killed germs. When injected, they cause the immune system to make antibodies against them. The difference is that you don’t get sick. As in natural immunity, the antibodies protect you if you are exposed to the disease at a later date.

In many cases the immunity is permanent. However, some vaccinations lose their protection with time or the immune system may lose its ability to fend off diseases.