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In this season of colds are the order of the day. However, there is a healthy way to increase your defenses and protect against these diseases: eating a variety of foods that will help you boost your immune system. Meet here what they are.

GARLIC

This food contains allicin, ajoene and thiosulfinates, three compounds that help the body fight infections, notes the magazine portal ‘Ask Men’. Also, according to such means, studies have comprabado that people who consume large quantities of this plant at the start of a cold heal more quickly. Its properties are also known as a decongestant.

CITRUS

Fruits like Camu Camu, oranges and tangerines contain large amounts of vitamin C. According to multiple studies, ingest at least 8 grams of antioxidant can reduce by 23% the symptoms of a cold, notes the Huffington Post.

YOGURT

The beneficial bacteria in yogurt can reduce by 25% the chances of catching a cold, concluded a study published by the journal “Pediatrics”.

CARROTS

These vegetables contain large amounts of beta carotene, a substance capable of increasing the production of cells that fight infection, said ‘Ask Men’. Link Remember that in order to enjoy all the benefits it is best to eat this food fresh and raw.

HONEY

Honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. So will help fight viruses, bacteria and fungi.

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