As temperatures begin to plummet and darkness spans the horizon by early evening, it’s time to safeguard our immune systems in preparation for another year filled with sore throats and irritating coughs. While flu shots are a good way to protect the body against the flu, they can’t guarantee us a sickness-free winter. So what happens if you feel flu symptoms coming on? In addition to seeking medical care, you can load your refrigerator and pantry with immune-boosting edibles. Implementing proper nutrition can not only speed up your recovery, but also boost your immune system and ease some of those flu symptoms.