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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Papayas are praised for their anti-inflammatory properties. They're also an excellent source of vitamin C—one medium papaya supplies 313 percent of your daily requirement, explains Hertz. Additionally, they are a great source of beta-carotene, a phytonutrient that gets converted to vitamin A in your body and keeps eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist. Have a few slices for breakfast in the morning or blend some with orange juice for a tropical smoothie.

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