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:
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.