13 Immunity-Boosting Foods to Help You Beat a Winter Cold — Because Flu Season Is Here, And It's the Worst

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If you're already sick and tired of being sick and tired this winter, it might be time to take matters into your own hands and learn to combat cold and flu season with a few delicious immunity-boosting foods. At the risk of sounding like a granola-crunching hippie, I'll proudly admit that I rarely indulge in Western medicine, and only go to the doctor when a) death is imminent, or b) my company offers an employee health incentivized pay out plan, to which I say, "Bring on the biometric screening, 'cause mama needs a new duvet cover!"

I'm no flower child, but I do strongly believe in the healing power of whole foods. From garlic, to blueberries, to chocolate, this healthy list includes easy-to-find ingredients for easy-to-make recipes that will relieve congestion, reduce inflammation, and boost your energy levels. After all, if you are what you eat, wouldn't you rather resemble the sweet bright glow of a citrus fruit rather than some 14-syllable chemical you can't even pronounce? Here's wishing you a happy and healthy cold and flu season, people. Get well soon.

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