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    FOODS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSYTEM
    Elderberry
    It’s an old folk remedy. This fruit is loaded with
    nutrients called antioxidants, and it may help fight
    inflammation. In some lab studies, an extract from
    the berries appears to block flu viruses. But
    scientists caution that more study is needed.
    Button Mushrooms
    They give you the mineral selenium and the B
    vitamins riboflavin and niacin. That helps you in
    several ways. If you’re low on selenium, you may
    be more likely to get a more severe flu. Riboflavin
    and niacin play a role in a healthy immune system.
    Acai Berry
    Its dark color is a sign that it’s got plenty of nutrients
    called anthocyanins.
    There isn’t any research that shows acai is good for
    any specific condition. But in general, antioxidants
    from foods are a key part of a healthy lifestyle.
    Enjoy these berries in juice or smoothies, or try
    them dried and mixed with granola.
    Oysters?
    FOODS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSYTEM
    They’ve got zinc in them, which appears to have
    some virus-fighting powers. That’s probably
    because zinc helps create and activate white blood
    cells involved in the immune response. It also
    assists your immune system with tasks such as
    healing wounds.
    Watermelon
    It’s not only refreshing. When it’s ripe, it’s also got
    plenty of an antioxidant called glutathione. It
    strengthens the immune system so it can fight
    infection.
    To get the most glutathione in your watermelon, eat
    the red pulpy flesh near the rind.
    Wheat Germ
    It’s the part of a wheat seed that feeds a baby
    wheat plant, and it’s rich in nutrients. It’s a great
    way to get zinc, antioxidants, and B vitamins.
    Wheat germ delivers a good mix of fiber, protein,
    and some healthy fat. In recipes, you can substitute
    some of the regular flour with wheat germ.
    Low-Fat Yogurt
    Probiotics, found in yogurt and other fermented
    products, may ease the severity of colds. Look for
    labels that say “live and active cultures.”
    Spinach?
    FOODS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSYTEM
    You’ll find lots of nutrients in this “super food.” One
    of them is folate, which helps your body make new
    cells and repair DNA. It also boasts fiber,
    antioxidants such as vitamin C, and more. Eat
    spinach raw or lightly cooked to get the most
    benefit.
    Tea
    Feel free to choose white, green, or black. Each
    delivers disease-fighting polyphenols and
    flavonoids. These antioxidants seek out cell-
    damaging free radicals and destroy them.
    Caffeinated and decaf work equally well.
    Sweet Potato
    Like carrots, sweet potatoes have beta-carotene. In
    your body that turns into vitamin A, which mops up
    damaging free radicals. This helps bolster the
    immune system and may even improve the aging
    process.
    Broccoli
    It’s easy to find at the grocery store, and it’s an
    immune-boosting basic. You’ll get plenty of
    nutrients that protect your body from damage. It
    has vitamins A and C, and the antioxidant
    glutathione. Add to any dish or top with some low-
    fat cheese to round out a side dish.?
    FOODS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSYTEM
    Garlic
    This kitchen staple does more than punch up the
    flavor of food. Raw garlic can help beat skin
    infections thanks to its ability to fight bacteria,
    viruses, and fungi. To get the benefits, you have to
    use the real stuff, though, not garlic powder. A garlic
    supplement may even help lower your cholesterol.
    Miso
    This traditional Japanese seasoning, made of
    fermented soybeans, usually comes as a salty
    paste. You’ve probably had it in a soup, but you can
    also add it to sauces. It has probiotics, the
    “good” bacteria found in yogurt, some fermented
    foods, and your gut. Because they give your
    immune system a lift, they can help fight infectious
    diarrhea as well as other types.
    Chicken Soup
    There’s hard science behind Grandma’s favorite
    cold remedy. Homemade chicken soup really can
    ease your symptoms and may help you get well
    sooner. What’s more, there’s a chemical in it called
    carnosine that can protect your body from the flu
    virus. Don’t have time to make soup from scratch?
    Researchers say many store-bought soups have
    the same effect.?

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