Superfoods: The fight against the flu

With flu season approaching it's important to take care of your health and consider what you eat/drink as it can greatly affect you and your chances of getting sick. By eating the proper foods from ALL food groups you will be able to get the nutrients and vitamins you need to boost your immunity. Eating healthy foods will give you the upper hand in warding off infections. 

Here are some items that you can incorporate in your diet:

Yogurt can protect your body against against bad bacteria and infections as it contains a healthy amount of of good bacteria.
Garlic gets rid of any viruses, bacteria or infections in the body. It is good for the immune system and protect cells from any wear or tear.
Red Bell Peepers have a ton of Vitamin C, more than most foods. They produce antibodies and will maintain our skin so viruses can't pass through.
Green tea is something that everyone loves and it is good for us! It is rich in antioxidants and can protect us from fighting viruses. 
Pumpkins are good for the respiratory system. With Halloween approaching it's a good idea to stock up on that Vitamin A. 

Oh and don't forget to drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated will boost your immune system and keep you healthy. It is recommended to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. 

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ColdandFluNews/story?id=6141948&page=1

 

 

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