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  • Flu-fighting super foods

    Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, which acts as a cell-protecting antioxidant and immune booster. Because of the nutrients, the leafy vegetable may help prevent the onset of cold and flu.
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    These colorful foods have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body that help fight infections. The foods also have been shown to cut cancer risk
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    Blueberries have become food megastars for their rich antioxidants and disease-fighting features. Studies show that eating blueberries also improves cognitive function and reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
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    This magical food keeps the fat low and the protein high. While each type of bean has its own unique nutritional benefits, most legumes are high in antioxidants, with anti-aging and disease-fighting properties.
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    Sunflower seeds are chock full of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium. Vitamin E has a significant anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Magnesium promotes healthy bones and energy, and some studies show that selenium reduces the risk of some cancers.
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    Whole grain cereals are loaded with zinc, a vitamin that supports a healthy immune system. Experts say whole grains also have heart-healthy benefits that help maintain a healthy body weight and blood sugar levels.
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    Salmon acts as a natural flu-fighter because it has copious amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which boost immune system function. Along with the healthy fats, salmon also is one of the highest natural sources of vitamin D, which helps to regulate calcium in the body.
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    The medical world has long known that low-fat yogurt has an array of health benefits. Fermented dairy products contain "probiotics," bacteria that help the body fight off infections, including cold and flu. The calcium-rich snack also reduces digestive tract problems, vaginal infections and stomach ulcers, and it encourages bone growth.
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    Green tea leaves are rich polyphenols, an antioxidant that help to boost immune function. The leaves also have been associated with decreasing risk of cancer, obesity and heart disease.
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