- Boost your immune system. First, help you and your family’s immune systems stay healthy by eating right and getting regular exercise. Foods like yogurt help intestinal flora stay strong so that viruses have a more difficult time taking hold. Garlic contains allicin, an ingredient that fights infection and bacteria. The health benefits actually outweigh the odor issue, so stock up on your next trip to the grocery store! Also, consider foods with antiviral and immune-boosting properties such as elderberry, which attacks many strains of influenza A and B. Think of it as Nature’s flu shot. We like Berry Well from BeeYouTiful. The blend of ingredients is designed to fight off colds and the flu, but it does contain raw honey, so it should not be given to children under one year old.
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