Food and drinks to help bolster your immune system for cold and flu season
Aaah, fall: the leaves are turning, pumpkin spice everything is here (insert happy dance!), and sweater weather is around the corner. Oh, and everyone has a cold. Talk about a buzzkill. With cold and flu season upon us, most of us could stand to improve our ability to fight off viruses.
As just about anyone who works in healthcare will tell you, the two most important germ-fighting tactics you can deploy are to wash your hands frequently and get a flu shot. Happily, you can also supplement those efforts by consuming foods and drinks that can help bolster your body's ability to fight off any germs you encounter. Here are some of the top choices of dietitians and clinicians alike.