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The echinacea flower, one of our Top 10 Immune Boosters
The echinacea flower, one of our Top 10 Immune Boosters

by Jeff Hoyt

Working in an office, I always worry about people coming to work ill. I appreciate their dedication to the job, but don’t want them getting me sick. I’d hate to bring a cold or flu home to my kids.

Although there’s no cure for the common cold, there are proven things you can take to build up your defenses. Check out our top 10 immune system boosters and see which ones are right for you. Personally, I take Vitamin C every day, and zinc lozenges when I feel a cold coming on.

I’ve never taken noni, but I know people who swear by it. Learn more about this super fruit high in antioxidants that reportedly helps improve digestion, ease burns and joint pain, and fight cancer. That’s a lot of benefits for something with the nickname, “vomit fruit!”

Read about these health items and more in our latest The Food Paper newsletter, published today. There’s even a review of my favorite cure-all: chocolate!

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