20 Natural (and Amazingly Simple!) Immunity Boosters

Quick and easy ways to sick-proof your family this season (21 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Jan 4, 2011 at 1:07PM

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20 Natural (and Amazingly Simple!) Immunity Boosters

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Stay-Well Strategy #2: Unleash the Power of Peaches

According to USDA researchers, frozen peaches, which are processed at the peak of ripeness, are packed with 236 milligrams of vitamin C per cup (more than double the amount found in oranges). And researchers at the University of Arizona say keeping vitamin C levels high cuts the length of time people struggle with nasty viral infections by almost 25 percent. The connection? Vitamin C strengthens the delicate tissues lining the nose and throat, preventing viruses from penetrating, plus it boosts the ability of immune cells to engulf and destroy germs.

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