The Best Foods To Boost Your Immunity, Because We Really Need It Now

House Republicans just unveiled legislation to repeal most of Obamacare, meaning many folks will likely struggle to find affordable health coverage. With less coverage options on the horizon, the least we can do is try to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. In other words, we all need to be boosting our immune systems.

One of the best ways to do that is to make sure youre including immune-boosting foods into your daily diet.Weve rounded up nine great immune-boosting foods in no particular order plus recipes so that you can get as many of them into your diet as sounds good to you.

Stay healthy, and eat well.

Red pepper and spicy sausage pasta.

1. Red Bell Peppers

These sweet peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C even better than oranges. Luckily, theyre just as sweet as the citrus fruit. Stock up to keep your C levels whenever you can to stay healthy. Thesered bell pepper recipesshould help.

This cara cara salad shows you how to add an entire orange to a small green salad and call it lunch.

2. Citrus

Vitamin C, vitamin C, vitamin C. Eat grapefruits, oranges, clementines theyll all give you a healthy dose, as well. We have recipes for clementines, grapefruits, blood oranges and oranges dig in!

Garlic butter roasted chicken might be the most delicious way to boost your immune system.

3. Garlic

Garlic contains selenium, which seems to have a powerful effect on immune systems. And since garlic is a fragrant addition to any meal, theres no reason you shouldnt be eating more of the stuff. Get the garlic recipes youve been missing.

A lemon, chicken and pepper soup. 

4. Chicken Soup

Dont ever underestimate the restorative powers of homemade chicken soup. Theresscience now that backs up this old home remedy. If youre starting to feel under the weather, make yourself a batch of soup and feel quickly restored. We have the Chicken Soup Recipes you need. Dont have time for that? Store bought will do in a pinch, too.

A broccoli salad you’ll never get sick of.

5. Broccoli

This vegetable is loaded with vitamins A and C, as well as the antioxidant glutathione. Its no wonder that your mother was always telling you to eat it. We have all the broccoli recipes you need, and then some.

The sweet potato almond butter muffins you want.

6. Almonds

These tree nuts are full of vitamin E, which are a powerful antioxidant that can help fight off infection. A handful of almonds should do the trick, but whats the fun in that? Cook with them instead. Get the almond recipes youve been missing out on.

The turmeric vanilla latte you really should be making.

7. Turmeric

This bold yellow spice might not be the superfood we all hoped it was, but there is anecdotal evidence that it may help fight a cold. And that, doubled with how good it tastes in a latte, is good enough for us. Lattes arent the only ways to get down with this spice either, check out our other turmeric recipes.

This sautéed spinach is cooked with garlic, giving you the extra immunity boost we all need.

8. Spinach

They dont call this leafy green a superfood for no reason. Its full of iron, folate, fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C. Cook and eat all the spinach you can with these spinach recipes.

9. Yogurt

Probiotics are your best friend when it comes to staying healthy. Naturally found in yogurts, they not only make for a healthy breakfast butmay help ease colds, as well. Need inspiration for yogurt, too? Try it in these parfait recipes, youll never look back.

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