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As the seasons change we start getting those obnoxious bugs! Click through for some ideas of what to add to your diet to prevent them. I squeeze a lemon in my water everyday. It's packed with vitamin C, makes the water taste yummier, and is low in calories.

cure colds and flu | 25 Foods That Fight Cold & Flu | Rodale News

25 Foods That Fight Cold & Flu

Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder.

Citrus Fruits

Vitamin C, most commonly found in citrus fruits, is an antioxidant that can reduce cold symptoms by 23 percent, studies have found. A review of 21 studies found that just 1 to 8 grams (1,000 to 8,000 milligrams) of the vitamin will do the trick, which you can get from supplements or from citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, papaya, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. For some people, high amounts of vitamin C can cause digestive problems, so cut back on your dose if symptoms arise.

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