Breakfast Boosters: 14 Foods to Fight Off a Cold

Looking for another way to strengthen your immunity during cold and flu season? Ward off germs by adding these healthy ingredients to your breakfast. (15 Photos)

Lia Wiedemann on Jan 3, 2014 at 11:05AM

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Breakfast Boosters: 14 Foods to Fight Off a Cold

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Kiwis contain between 90 and 110 milligrams of vitamin C — more than an average orange. They are a good source of potassium, an important mineral for strong muscles and nerves, plus immune-boosting vitamin E. They are also packed with flavonoids and carotenoids — antioxidants that promote respiratory health, heart health and optimum well-being, says Suki Hertz, M.S., R.D., nutrition professor at the Culinary Institute of America. Cut kiwis in half and scoop out the flesh for a fruit salad or mash up and stir into plain yogurt.

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