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Stay healthy with these top immune-boosting foods:

Stay healthy with these top immune-boosting foods. By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. Published February 18, 2009 Eat: Onion What For: This versatile veggie is high in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant known for its antiviral properties. In studies with runners and other athletes, scientists from Appalachian State in North Carolina have shown that daily doses of quercetin can reduce viral infections as well as inflammatory response to heavy exercise. Drink: Green Tea What For: EGCG, abundant in green tea, is one of the most powerful antioxidants found in plants. This compound protects a variety of cells from being weakened and shields them from potential harm caused by not–so–nice invaders. Eat: Turmeric What For: Often used in Indian cuisine, this spice gives curries and other dishes a golden color. It's also commonly used in Chinese medicine. Curcumin, the antioxidant in turmeric t...

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