Three Foods that boost your immunity

Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you're looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Plan your meals to include these three powerful foods to boost your immunity. 

Here are three of them: 

 

1. Yogurt

Probiotics, or the "live active cultures" in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract devoid of disease-causing germs. According to studies, daily 7-ounce dose of yogurt was just as effective in boosting immunity as popping pills. 

 

 

2. Oats and Barley

These grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea, reports a Norwegian study. 

 

3. Garlic

This potent onion relative contains the active ingredient allicin, which combats infection and bacteria.