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Superfoods That Fight Colds

Trying to avoid colds and flu? From oysters to sweet potatoes, these foods can help.
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Oats

Whether you eat them in a bowl or a bar, oats contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, known for its cholesterol-lowering and immune-boosting properties.

Animal studies have shown that beta-glucan from oats can help prevent upper respiratory tract infection, and a few controlled trials have suggested that beta-glutan consumption can alter white blood cell activity in humans, as well.

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