I have had a cold for 3-weeks and of course I finally run into this article just when I am in the finishing stages of it. So, ... I will cut to the chase with these three snippets from MSNBC.
Keep in mind they are just snippets so go check out the full text for each food:
- Yogurt: "... In an 80-day Swedish study of 181 factory employees, those who drank a daily supplement of Lactobacillus reuteri — a specific probiotic that appears to stimulate white blood cells — took 33 percent fewer sick days than those given a placebo. ..."
- Sweet Potatoes: "...To stay strong and healthy, your skin needs vitamin A. "Vitamin A plays a major role in the production of connective tissue, a key component of skin,..."
- Black tea or Green Tea: "...Immunologists at Harvard University discovered that people who drank five cups of black tea a day for 2 weeks transformed their immune system T cells into "Hulk cells" that pumped out 10 times more cold and flu virus-fighting interferon — proteins that defend against infection — than did the immune systems of those who didn't drink black tea. Green tea should work just as well. ..."
Photo: Black tea Taken by Ultratomio at June 28, 2004(JST). Wiki Commons [Link]