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10 Best Foods to Boost Your Immune System

What you and your family should eat to keep your immune system healthy


One of the best ways to stay healthy is by choosing an array of foods to boost your immune system. Eating healthy, antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is an important part of maintaining good immune system health to help ward off infection and illness.

While no one food is a silver bullet for optimal immune system function, here are some superstar foods that you should include in your diet, especially when heading into cold and flu season.

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GarlicMushroomsBrightly-Colored VegetablesNuts
PersimmonsPoultry, Lean Meats
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