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Best Foods to Fight Flu

October 18, 2010
With flu season creeping up around the corner, it’s time to think about boosting our bodies’ natural defenses. Sufficient sleep, regular exercise and careful hand-washing are all front-line defense tactics, but there’s serious firepower to be found in certain foods, too. We found a thorough list of the top 10 flu-fighting foods (as well as other natural immunity boosters) over on dlife.com; we’ve synopsized the top 10 foods below, but do check out the article, as it lists many other super-foods to naturally bolster your immune system. Read on, then stock up!
Green chili peppers: For vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts immune function and protects cells from environmental damage
Sunflower seeds: For vitamin E, which enhances virus-fighting white blood cells
Carrots: Full of carotenoids, which enhance immune function
Cod liver oil: For vitamin D, an immune system regulator
Yogurt: Full of beneficial bacteria that guard against attacks in the digestive tract
Garlic: For sulfur, which stimulates immune system cellular production
Dark chocolate: Full of bioflavonoids, which act like antioxidants
Brazil nuts: For selenium, a mineral that aids white blood cells’ response
Mushrooms: Used medicinally for centuries, mushrooms contain immunity-enhancing compounds
Oysters: For zinc, an antioxidant that aids in the development of white blood cells and also protects cells from environmental damage

 

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