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Sunday, January 12, 2014

How To Boost Your Immune System During Flu Season

With cold and flu season in full-swing, nutritionist Leslie Fancey has some tips for boosting your immunity and avoiding those nasty colds. 

She tells CHSJ News eating less sugar is a good start.

"Sugar is an immune system depressant, and so that's why a lot of times in January we see a lot of flu and cold symptoms because people have indulged in extra of sugars over the holidays of course, and Christmas time. That really has depleted their immune systems," she says.

She adds, adding garlic to your foods can be effective against viruses and bacteria.

Foods that are rich in Zinc are also great for boosting your immune system, including foods like pumpkin seeds, mushrooms and seafood. It's also helpful to get more vitamin C through foods such as grapefruit or lemons.