Eat the Flu Away with These Immune-Boosting Foods from Eat the Flu Away with These Immune-Boosting Foods

Eat the Flu Away with These Immune-Boosting Foods

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Eat the Flu Away with These Immune-Boosting Foods

Don't worry: this isn’t just a "why you should eat more oranges" lecture. Health specialist Lori Shemek (who also knows a thing or two about dieting) has shared some foods beyond the orange that will help keep your immune system at its strongest and the flu away. Are you a meat lover? Good! Keep eating those proteins, because they’re an essential part of your body’s defense system. Love garlic just as much as the next vampire-slayer? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that it’s not only a great tool for flavor when cooking, but it’s also a powerhouse of antioxidants. Not only do we tell you what to eat to stay healthy, but tell you how to use the ingredients, too, with recipes for each one.

We may not be groundbreaking scientists and doctors, but we Cook editors know our food, so check out these ten immune-boosting ones and recipes for each so that you can start eating the flu away one bite at a time.