Eat the Flu Away with These Immune-Boosting Foods Slideshow

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We were surprised (and pleasantly surprised, for that matter) to hear that protein is on Shemek’s list of foods to boost the immune system. "Protein is an essential part of your body’s defense system," she says. "For example, the amino acids glutamine and arginine are considered as nutrition therapy in pre-surgery patients because of their ability to stimulate the immune system. Sources of protein include seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds." 

Try this Slow-Roast Chicken with Tarragon and Peas for a dose of protein. 

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