Top 5 foods to protect against cold and flu

As pumpkin-flavored everything abounds, it’s clear fall has come again. And with all those delicious lattes comes the not-so-pleasant cold and flu season. We all know the standard tips: wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and so on. But what else can you do to stop colds naturally? Here are the top five foods best for keeping the cold and flu at bay:

  1. Fatty fish: The omega-3s and vitamin D will help keep your immune system on its toes.
  2. Citrus: High in vitamin C, which fights off colds fast.
  3. Yogurt: Promotes good bacteria in your gut, for better absorption of nutrients and can boost your immune system.
  4. Sweet potatoes: High in Vitamin A, which helps support the immune system
  5. Almonds: High in vitamin E and zinc; these little powerhouses support and empower your immune system to annihilate infections.


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