It may seem like bad news that there aren’t specific foods that target colds and the flu alone. But it’s actually great news! Here is why: All you have to do to protect against a nasty cold or flu is boost your immune system (I know, sounds like a big task, but we’ll break it down), and in doing that you’re also protecting your body against all kinds of infectious invaders.
Let’s start with the foods you most expected to be on this list—those with Vitamin C. I am glad you knew this because Vitamin C helps protect against viral infections. Try these:
Consider Vitamin E your offense. Vitamin E produces KILLER CELLS that seek out germs and viruses, as well as produces B-Cells that destroy bacteria.
Vitamin E also has been shown to reverse decline of the immune system’s response that occurs in aging. Strengthen your fighter team with these:
The nutrient that does all the behind the scenes work is Beta Carotenoid. This helpful hand produces the “helper” T-cells, which play a big role in how all your cells mediate your immune system. Get it in these foods:
You can’t hide out under your covers in hopes of staying healthy. When you do need to head out into the world, be sure to get enough bioflavonoids, as these protect your cells against environmental pollutants. Try these:
And lastly (but surely not least as these guys have been getting positive press all over) we get Omegga-3’s. These fatty friends boost the activity of your white blood cells that attack bacteria. Find it in these: