Eating the following "superfoods" is a great way to give your immune system a boost. All these foods are rich in nutrients and packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities.

Yogurt.

Yogurt is full of friendly bacteria called probiotics that fend off bad bacteria and viruses. According to a study done at the Teikyo University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the probiotics in yogurt boost immunity by increasing your body’s white blood cells. Yogurt also promotes healthy digestion.

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Garlic.

Eating garlic has proved effective against urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, cold sores and ear infections. It’s a natural antibiotic and very strong immune booster.

 

Turmeric.

Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, It’s packed with flavor, so it adds a zesty taste to food and is typically found in curry. It’s vibrant color comes from the curcumin it contains. Curcumin is a polyphenol, which is great at fighting colds and the flu.

Blueberries.

Blueberries are one of the highest ranked fruits tested for antioxidant activity. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and potassium and are full of phytonutrients, which give them their disease fighting abilities. They’re anti-inflammatory and may lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. They are also linked with the prevention of mental decline.

Raw honey.

Raw honey has anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s great for sore throats, coughs, insomnia, allergies and even toothaches. Not only is honey great for your immunity but it’s also an energy booster.

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