Pregnant women are among the highest people at risk for complications and death from influenza illness. Despite the disappointingly low efficacy of the current vaccine, a 1/3 chance of protection is better than no chance when so much is at stake.
artichokes, sliced garlic, and asparagus to providesources of fiber that are food for beneficial bacteria in your gut. These fibers help them grow and thrive. Prebiotic fibers are helpful in the treatment and prevention of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and intestinal permeability.
In regards to optimal gut balance, trying to regularly include foods that are rich in polyphenols with aid in promoting your gut health. Examples of these are cocoa powder, dark chocolate (>70% cacao), flaxseed meal, elderberry fruit, sage, rosemary, thyme, blueberry, capers, black olives, and plums (prunes).
Keep up the healthy focus on your and your family's gut health, for its implications on health are amazingly widespread.