6 Foods That Can Help You Fight a Cold or Flu

Winter is a perilous time if you have a compromised immune system, but you can’t stay alone inside for four months. You have to get on with your daily life, and just hope you don’t succumb to other people’s bugs and illnesses.

However, there are some foods that can help you avoid catching a cold in the first place and lessen the symptoms if you do. We’ve put together a list of seven foods that are known for their cold-busting properties with help from livestrong.com.

Oily Fish

Everyone knows that omega-3 found in oily fish such as sardines, mackerel, and salmon is good for the heart and the brain, but did you know that omega-3 also helps immune cells function? As well as omega-3, oily fish also contains protein, calcium and vitamin D.

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