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Superfoods that help fight off colds

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Superfoods that help fight off colds

 

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Citrus fruits

Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and kiwi are loaded with immune-boosting vitamin C.   ELLE body: 7 healthy teas

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Almonds

The powerful combination of vitamin E and manganese in almonds works to strengthen your immune system.   The top 10 foods for beautiful skin and hair

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Mushrooms

Vitamin D plays a vital role in regulating our immune systems, and in keeping our bones and teeth strong and healthy. You can naturally boost and maintain your vitamin D levels by adding mushrooms to your meal.   ELLE body: The new superfoods

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Honey

Try a spoonful of honey to relieve a cough or to sooth a sore throat. 8 ways to beat the winter blues

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Cinnamon

The warming and anti-bacterial properties of cinnamon make it one of the best remedies to prevent and fight off the common cold.   ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries contain powerful antioxidants, which is key to having a healthy and strong immune system.   6 ways to boost your metabolism

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Dark green leafy vegetables

Darker greens contain the most nutritional value and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Choose dark green lettuces, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli or spinach to reap the benefits.   5 foods to eat for healthy hair

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Turmeric

The anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric make this spice a triple-threat against the common cold.   ELLE body: The fast metabolism diet

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Garlic

A natural decongestant and immune system booster, garlic is known to ward off cold and flu-like symptoms.   5 ways to get your beauty sleep

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Green tea

Known for its many health benefits - from increasing your metabolism to balancing blood sugar levels, drinking a cup of green tea with lemon will boost your immune system to help fight against the common cold.   ELLE body: Healthy winter teas

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Dark chocolate

Rich in antioxidants, a piece of dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa or higher) is a powerful, immunity-boosting treat.   HEALTH TIPS: 6 energy boosters to try

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Superfoods to help fight off or prevent colds

Superfood: Chicken noodle soup

As nourishing as it is comforting, a bowl of chicken noodle soup is the go-to remedy to reduce flu-like symptoms.   Healthy beauty: Foods that equal glowing skin    

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