Immunity-Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating

483424909Whether it’s cold out, or the whether the weather is transitioning from cooler to warmer temperatures, dietitians point to a significant defense weapon in preventing colds and the flu.

Immune-boosting foods can improve your ability to ward off the flu and other health problems, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

“A strong immune system doesn’t guarantee your body can fight off every flu bug, but it is a powerful defense,” said registered dietician Heather Mangieri in an academy news release. “Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune response.”

The following overview of foods may boost the immune system: