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Flu-Fighting Foods

Flu-Fighting FoodsSuper heroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off the cold and flu viruses that plague us. But, never fear, superfoods are here. This elite group is small, but mighty.

Defend yourself against the cold and flu viruses that try to sneak into your winter season by adding these superfoods to your diet.

(Psst! Want to know a secret? To wage an effective battle, you need to eat these foods, and other fruits and veggies year round.)

  • Brussels sprouts boost your overall health with their rich vitamins, minerals and fiber content.
  • Citrus offers a healthy dose of vitamin C, which can reduce the amount of time you’re laid up
  • Ginger targets the common cold virus, soothes a scratchy throat and reduces coughing
  • Leafy vegetables, especially dark green ones, provide the highest defense system.
  • Lean beef contains zinc, which activates infection-fighting molecules in the body.
  • Sweet potatoes support healthy mucous membranes in the nose and throat via the beta-carotene that converts to vitamin A in the body.

Of course, staying hydrated is essential for good health. Drink plenty of water every day, but especially when you’re down for the count.