It’s no secret that food is one of the best ways to maintain your health. While rest and over-the-counter medications are great once you’re sick, the right foods can help you avoid getting sick in the first place. So, boost your immune system with these five foods so you can make it through cold and flu season unscathed.

Elderberry

This is a dark berry that has shown the ability to block the flu virus in various studies. It also has a ton of antioxidants and is thought to be able to help combat inflammation. (They also taste fantastic covered in chocolate!)

Acai Berry

Well known as a super-food, this berry is known to have very high levels of antioxidant called anthocyanins that help fight disease.

Watermelon

This delicious fruit contains glutathione which is known for its ability to strengthen the immune system. Also, this fruit has such a high water content, it’s great for keeping your body hydrated while it heals.

Cabbage

This veggie is also known to contain glutathione. Adding it to soups is a great way to get the benefit of the antioxidant while also warming the body from the inside out.

Almonds

Just a handful of this super-food contains almost half of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin E, a huge immune booster.

For more information on health, wellness, and cold/flu season, you can contact your urgent care at 702.852.2000 today.

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