Top Superfood to help keep colds and flu at bay

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Top Superfood to help keep colds and flu at bay

Know your Nutrients and Vitamins

Certain foods contain infection-fighting nutrients like Vitamin C, Beta-glucans and Zinc. These work even better when taken before symptoms start. So eating superfoods can help keep you well and protect you against colds, coughs, sore throats and flu. 5 top Superfoods are:

Blueberries

These are packed with antioxidants and are also high in Potassium and Vitamin C, making them a top choice with doctors and nutritionists. Sprinkle on cereal, make muffins, or raw by the handful.

Garlic

The compound Allicin, which can be extremely beneficial in the prevention of colds, is released when garlic is crushed. Simply add garlic to the food you cook. It can also be eaten raw, but you might breathe out the fumes for days.

Brazil Nuts

Apart from being delicious, Brazil nuts are one of the richest sources of Selenium, an immune booster. Selenium helps protect you from infection. Add them to cooked food, toss them in a salad or simply feast on them as a snack. Other foods containing Selenium include parsley, salmon, vegetables and chicken.

Wheat Germ

This is a rich source of Zinc, which aids in fighting infections in our bodies. Sprinkle wheat germ on your breakfast cereal and  salads, or include it in any cooked food from casseroles to cakes.

Citrus Fruits, including oranges, lemons, and grapefruit

Loaded not just with Vitamin C but they also contain an impressive list of other essential nutrients. They can be helpful in the battle against sore throats, colds and coughs. Enjoy eating these fantastic fruits daily, or squeeze them to make fresh juice.