Let’s face it, there are a lot of things worse than that dreaded tickle at the back of your throat and the accompanying watery eyes and runny nose.  However, seasonal colds and bugs are unpleasant and no one wants to have one or spread the dreaded condition to friends and family!


Here are a few of the immune busting foods that can help fend off those nasty germs…

1) Salmon

Dietary Vitamin D offers some protection from upper respiratory infections like cold and flu. Fresh or canned salmon is a reliable source of Vitamin D; add salmon to sandwiches, soups, tacos, pastas.


2)  Kefir

Ramping up the pro-biotics is another good way to ward off the bugs. Friendly gut critters found in fermented foods can lessen the risk of the sniffles and symptoms.


3)Pumpkin Seeds

These little powerful seeds are chock full of zinc, magnesium and iron. Keeping your protein up and adding zinc can lessen the duration of the cold.



Forget the orange juice, this delicious southern fruit offers an entire day’s worth of vitamin C.  A regular source of Vitamin C keeps immunity in top shape.


5)Barley and Oats

Called Beta-glucan, the soluble fiber in these amazing grains can rev up your immune system and shorten the duration of symptoms.


Want to learn more about Immune boosting foods and drinks?

Come to our Immunity Foods Class Thursday, January 25th, Pomme, 7-9pm.

You can register on the STIR website.