Now that we're in the midst of cold and flu season, every sneeze threatens to leave us cooped up in bed for weeks. Protect yourself (and your family) with these foods recognized for their immune-boosting powers. Plus, super-simple ways to eat them every day.
Studies show that live-culture yogurts are powerful immune-boosters. The good bacteria in yogurt stimulate the production of immunoglobulin A, which protects the body against pathogens.
Look for: Yogurts with "live active cultures" and avoid brands with lots of added sugars.
Try it for...an easy weekday breakfast: Granola-Yogurt Parfait
Blueberries Blueberry pancakes
Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C, which help strengthen your immune system. Heart-healthy bonus: a Harvard study that followed 100,000 women over a 20-year period found that those who ate more than three servings of blueberries or strawberries a week were less likely to suffer a heart attack.
Look for: Bright, beautiful berries. TheRead More »from Fend Off the Flu! 6 Immune-Boosting Foods