Foods you should eat to avoid being sick

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Foods You Should Eat To Avoid Being Sick

BY: RYAN GULLY

It's that time of year again.

You know, when you start coughing, sniffling, and sneezing with little relief in sight.

But did you know that you can give your body a fighting chance against the germs just by changing up your diet?

All you've got to do is load up on beets, parsnips, and kale during your next trip to the grocery store.

Okay, okay, if you're not a health freak, there are some other foods that may appeal more.

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Foods you should eat to avoid being sick

1. Beets 

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2. Parsnips

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3. Kale

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4. Almonds

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5. Walnuts

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6. Sunflower seeds

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7. Tuna 

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8. Oysters 

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9. Mushrooms

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10. Yogurt

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First, load up on nuts. Almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds are full of protein and fatty acids that lower inflammation. That same fatty acid is found in canned fish, so pack your pantry with tuna.

Oysters and mushrooms are loaded with zinc and selenium, which help your body fight of all kinds of virus-infected cells.

Last but not least, help yourself to plenty of yogurt. On top of being a good source of protein and vitamin A, yogurt is filled with probiotics which are good bacteria to help fight off things like IBS and eczema.

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