10 Foods That Fight The Flu

sliced banana(BlackDoctor.org) — When your nose is stuffy, and you can’t stop coughing, the best Rx may be… in your kitchen. “Certain foods are high in nutrients that boost your health,” explains Kathy McManus, RD, director of the department of nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Here are ten foods that are scientifically proven to help kick those cold and flu bugs.

Whole Grains

They’re loaded with zinc, which is vital for maintaining a healthy immune system. Try whole-grain spaghetti with tomato sauce or brown rice with veggies.