This winter staple is filled with antioxidants and vitamin A, which helps fight free radicals and the cold virus, according to Jenné Clairborne, a New York City holistic health coach. Another bonus: The seeds are rich in zinc, a natural immune booster; roast them for a healthy snack.
Snack on pomegranate seeds. “They have tons of antioxidants that fight free radicals and boost immunity,” says Clairborne. “Throw them raw on a salad or top off a roasted pumpkin squash with the pomegranate seeds and some rosemary.”
This herb is delicious in pasta sauce – and it has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
5. Brussels sprouts
This hearty veggie is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese, and it’s an excellent source of fiber.
Another great source of fiber, manzanas are chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants. “I like to slice up apples, peel them, toss them with Brussels sprouts and olive oil and roast them with some sea salt and rosemary,” says Clairborne.
Packed with B, C, and K vitamins — as well as omega-3s and potassium — avocado is a superfood that tastes great on toast and in sopa.