The Best Foods for Your Immune System, including apples.

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Here are some of the best foods for staying healthy. No one likes getting sick.

1. Berries

Berries are high in Vitamin C, which is a great immune booster. Dark berries contain bioflavonoids, which act as anti-oxidants and target harmful oxygen free radicals roaming around your body.

2. Nuts

Nuts of all kinds are full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. They also contain a lot of zinc, which is great for your immune system. These are easy to carry around so you can snack on the go.

3. Vegetables

Popeye didn’t eat all that spinach for nothing. These are few people’s favorite food, but one of the most important food groups. Try to get a lot of green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, or brightly colored vegetables. Both contain tons of vitamins and minerals, and colored vegetables tend to be high in carotenoids, which are anti-inflammatory.

4. Yogurt

Low far yogurt is great for your health. Look for pro-biotic yogurts that contain healthy bacteria to help your digestive system.

5. Fish

Fish is a good source of both Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. Both have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Our bodies cannot make zinc, so we need to consume it through dietary sources. Fish is a great source of protein as well, which help you feel full and reduce cravings for unhealthy foods.

6. Chocolate

We saved the best for last. While chocolate is not truly an immune booster, cocoa is. Chocolate contains cocoa, however, and so consuming chocolate with low fat and sugar content can be a healthy choice. Just make sure to eat this in moderation and you will feel great.