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23 Foods Experts Say Will Boost Your Immune System

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Cheyenne Buckingham of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 24: Flu season is no joke, which is why it’s of utmost importance your immune system is strong enough to play defense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 48.8 million Americans, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, had contracted the flu virus during the 2017-2018 season. Yikes!Eating foods that boost and improve your immune system could help keep you healthy during cold and flu season (and every other season, for that matter). Such immune-boosting foods include fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C and zinc—which some studies show may prevent viruses like the common cold when consumed together—and foods that are chock-full of other immune-improving substances such as collagen, probiotics, and vitamin A.We called upon the experts to provide us with a list of foods that they eat and say are naturally designed to help your body stay immune to illness. Here are 23 immune-boosting foods nutritionists swear by that you should eat not only this fall and winter, but also all-year-round for a healthy immune system.

23 Foods Experts Say Will Boost Your Immune System

Flu season is no joke, which is why it’s of utmost importance your immune system is strong enough to play defense. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 48.8 million Americans, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, had contracted the flu virus during the 2017-2018 season. Yikes!

Eating foods that boost and improve your immune system could help keep you healthy during cold and flu season (and every other season, for that matter). Such immune-boosting foods include fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C and zinc—which some studies show may prevent viruses like the common cold when consumed together—and foods that are chock-full of other immune-improving substances such as collagen, probiotics, and vitamin A.

We called upon the experts to provide us with a list of foods that they eat and say are naturally designed to help your body stay immune to illness. Here are 23 immune-boosting foods nutritionists swear by that you should eat not only this fall and winter, but also all-year-round for a healthy immune system.

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