Stock your kitchen and work pantry with these germ-fighting, antioxidant fruits to improve your health today:

1. Citrus Fruits

Get more vitamin C with grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, limes, and lemons.

2. Broccoli

Your new best friend. Broccoli contains large amounts of Vitamins A, C, and E, plus antioxidants and fiber.

3. Garlic is Great

Garlic can help lower blood pressure and reduce the hardening of the arteries.

4. Red Bell Peppers

Did you know red bell peppers contain twice as much Vitamin C as citrus? They are also filled with beta-carotene, which helps protect your eyes and skin.

5. Ginger

Ginger is incredible and has many benefits. It helps reduce inflammation, may help lower cholesterol, and can assist in decreasing nausea.

6. Spinach

Rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Vitamin A, and antioxidants.

7. Almonds are Awesome

Ideal for fighting a cold or boosting your immune system, almonds contain Vitamin E, are easy to be absorbed, and can boost energy and vitality.

8. Turmeric is Timely

Used for centuries in numerous cultures, turmeric has high concentrations of curcumin, which is known to fight inflammation that often leads to illness and disease. Turmeric has also been shown to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

9. Yogurt

Yogurt helps stimulate the immune system and is an excellent source of Vitamin D, which has been shown to boost natural defenses against disease.

10. Papaya is Powerful

Rich in Vitamin C with a digestive enzyme called papain that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

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11. Green Team

Packed with flavonoids and another powerful antioxidant epigallocatechin (EGCG), which has been shown to boost immune function.

12. Kiwifruit is a keeper

Full of folate, potassium, vitamin K and C, kiwifruit boosts white blood cells and fights infection.

13. Poultry

There’s a reason why your mom gave you chicken soup when you were sick. Chicken and turkey contain 40% or more of the daily vitamin B6 your body needs to make healthy red blood cells and improve immune system function.

14. Shellfish

Packed with zinc, which helps immune system function. These shellfish are filled with zinc: mussels, lobster, clams, and crab.

15. Sunflower Seeds

Everyone needs the seed of the sun. These power-packed seeds have copious amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins E and B6. Grab some for your next salad or snack.

Boosting your immune system is key to protecting against cold and flu during standard or advanced periods. Boost up today and thrive!