5 Fruits and Vegetables You Should Be Eating During the Cold Season

The easiest way to stay healthy this winter is to eat a balanced diet packed with fruits and vegetables which contain nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These are five fruits and vegetables you should be eating during cold and flu season.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A) which helps keep your skin and immune system healthy. Vitamin A also promotes gut health, an important part of a healthy immune system.

Apples

There’s a reason behind the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples have quercetin which regulates the immune system and reduces inflammation. The pectin in apples acts as a prebiotic which helps keep good gut bacteria and it creates more anti-inflammatory cells allowing you to recover faster.

Pomegranates

Pomegranate season may be from October to January, but pomegranate juice is available all year long. Pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, or green tea.

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Spinach

This healthy green contains cold-fighting nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. To get the most out of spinach, cook it as little as possible so it keeps its nutrients.

Mushrooms

A lot of people aren’t fans of mushrooms, but they actually boost white blood cell production, which fights viruses and bacteria that can harm your immune system.

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