Cold and flu season seem to last all year. To give your immune system a natural boost as you battle off bugs, incorporate these plant-based foods into your diet!
In the fall, the news talks about cold and flu season, while in the summer, it is the summer cold going around. Small changes in your diet can help boost immunity and add flavor and variety to your daily meal choices. Challenge yourself to incorporate a few of these into your diet to give your overall health a boost.
Found as a main ingredient in pesto, a prime seasoning in tomato-based Italian sauces and in almost every herb garden, basil isn’t just for flavor – it’s medicinal. Traditional Indian medicine suggests that chewing fresh basil eases symptoms of the cold or flu and controls coughs. In addition to relieving symptoms, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to relieve achy muscles and build your immune system.
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