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Eating for a Healthy Immune System
Published: 09/24/2013

If you want to help support a healthy immune system, be sure your diet includes plenty of natural vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant plays a central role in the repair and regeneration of tissues, and helps protect cells throughout the body. Good food sources of vitamin C that are abundant and can be enjoyed all year long include:

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cantaloupe
  3. Kiwi
  4. Oranges
  5. Peppers
  6. Pineapple
  7. Pink grapefruit
  8. Strawberries

Be sure to err on the side of organic forms of these foods, as several are on the Dirty Dozen list. Although supplemental vitamin C is available in many forms, Dr. Weil suggests using a simple vitamin C supplement derived from D-glucose, taken with a meal to prevent stomach upset.

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