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Eight superfoods to boost your immune system

Published 6:15 AM ET, Mon February 6, 2017
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The bone broth in chicken soup contains collagen, which can help boost your immune system, in addition to amino acids and nutrients that help prevent inflammation. Jupiterimages
Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics, also known as "good bacteria" that live in your gut. Studies have linked good gut health to boosting immunity, better sleep and good digestion. Shutterstock
"Fatty fish, such as salmon and tuna, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help control inflammation in your body," dietitian Maxine Yeung says. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
"Garlic contains allicin, a compound that can help fight infection and bacteria," dietitian Alissa Rumsey says. Thinkstock
Oysters are high in zinc, which helps regulate the immune system and heal wounds. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. shutterstock
Fruits and vegetables are some of the best sources of vitamins A, C and E, particularly useful in building immunity. Shutterstock
Drink lots of water or hot tea to help keep your airways clear. Try to avoid sweetened beverages such as sports drinks and juices. Shutterstock