A quick stop at the doctor’s office with cold or flu symptoms may get you a prescription but caregivers also believe in certain foods you may not be aware help support a healthy immune system.
While oranges and grapefruits are the stars of the Vitamin C Show, there are plenty of other choices when it comes to nourishing your body.
Just one cup of strawberries or raw broccoli can give you almost 100% of your daily Vitamin C intake while a medium-sized red bell pepper contains almost double the daily value.
“I’m a medical doctor and I prescribe medicine, but I always like to take the natural approach whenever possible, and food is medicine,” shared Dr. Gena Lewis of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
In addition to the aforementioned pieces of fruit and veggies, garlic as well as olive oil contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which help fight off infection.
Bone broths also contain a more concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which strengthen your immune system — prepping your body to beat whatever sickness comes your way.