Yogurt:probiotics are live, healthy cultures found in yogurt that keeps the intestinal tract free of germs that cause diseases.
Fish:selenium increases the production of proteins called cytokines. These help the body fight off viruses that can cause the flu.
Chicken Soup:contains an amino acid called cysteine and blocks the movement of inflammatory cells.
Tea:black tea & green tea help produce extra-strength T-cells which help resist cold and flu viruses.
Vitamins A and C:help lymphocytes reproduce properly when the body is exposed to a virus and they surround and kill invasive bacteria. Vitamin A is important for strong and healthy skin. Vitamin C boosts the cells that seek and destroy disease agents in the body. Examples: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash.
Vitamin E:produces a protein that kills bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Examples: almonds, peanut butter, spinach, broccoli, and kiwi.
Zinc:helps development of white blood cells. Examples include lean beef, oysters, fortified cereals, pork, poultry, yogurt and milk.