5 Foods That Fight the Flu

Photo by: Scott Little
Half a Roast Beef Sandwich-
Another mineral that can help stop a cold: Zinc. It plays a big role in immune system functioning and has been shown to stop the growth of ... more 
Photo by: Scott Little
Half a Roast Beef Sandwich-
Another mineral that can help stop a cold: Zinc. It plays a big role in immune system functioning and has been shown to stop the growth of microorganisms in the body, including some bacteria and viruses (and a virus is what causes colds). Both roast beef and whole grain bread are great sources of zinc; put them together, and you've got a powerful cold-fighting snack. Recommended serving size: 2 ounces lean roast beef on 1 slice whole wheat bread - Calories: about 210 less 
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Sure, you can try to prevent yourself from catching a cold by washing your hands frequently, getting enough rest, drinking lots of fluids, and staying active. But when you do get sick, we know you need immediate relief. That's where these snacks come in. Each of them is packed with cold-fighting vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that may help make your sickness less severe. Check out the gallery below...!
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