Being sick is never fun. Sometimes it can seem like the symptoms will never go away. Being strategic about what you eat can not only prevent illness but possibly lessen your symptoms when you’re under the weather.
If only you had a strong defensive line to help your body fight what it comes in contact with. Using the clues below, see if you can guess the cold and flu fighting foods you will want in your lineup this cold and flu season:
- Rich in zinc, a mineral that has been shown to decrease the severity of colds, a serving of this food provides almost 100 percent of the general public’s daily requirement. There are more than 850 species of these but only 10 that are popular in the commercial market.
- This food is one of the richest in Vitamin C, which is important for immune health. While its distant cousin is much spicier, this food is rather mild. Commonly, it is cooked or eaten raw and a half-cup serving meets the Vitamin C needs for men and women.
- This cool and creamy food contains beneficial probiotics to keep healthy your good gut bacteria, the key location of your immune system’s germ-fighting cells. There are hundreds of different flavors, can be used in cooking or eaten on its own.