24 Jan '13, 6pm

EAT THESE FOODS: They'll help keep you healthy!

Nothing can sideline your training like a bad cold or the flu, and both run rampant this time of year. But your immune system has a complex network in place to keep you healthy--if you fuel it well. When a pathogen invades, white blood cells (called macrophages) engulf the virus, prompting B cells and killer T cells to attack it. This response leads to the creation of other cells designed to destroy the same virus if it shows up at a later date. But just a few nutritional missteps can weaken your body's response. That's why it's important to eat foods that provide the nutrients your body needs to shore up your defenses.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-runners/foods-stren...

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