Fight it with food!

Food can be one of the keys to battling illness this winter!! These power foods have been proven to help kill germs and help your immune system fight off whatever this winter throws at you!

Edamame

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These delicious pods pack a mean punch of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and are helpful in preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression.

 

 

 

Garlic

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According to data in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology indicates that garlic key compound, Allium Sativum, is full of antiviral and antibacterial properties. Just make sure you have some gum handy!

 

 

 

Brazil nuts

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Although you haven’t heard much about this nut, it’s carrying a potent antioxidant called selenium. Selenium is necessary for nearly all aspects of the immune system to function properly, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Best news: you only need one.

 

 

Shiitake mushrooms

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According to a study done by the University of Florida, eating a single serving of shiitake mushrooms daily can reduce your levels of inflammatory proteins and enhance gamma delta T-cell function, both markers of improved immunity.

 

 

 

Papaya 

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This vitamin A packed fruit stimulates antibodies and fights infections! Plus, researchers found that it may boost the T-cells that control inflammation.

 

 

 

Colleen

 

Colleen Shaughnessy 

Founder of Fearlessly Fit Life

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