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Wayne State's Tonia Reinhard discusses superfoods that combat the cold and flu

December 4, 2012

Tonia Reinhard, senior lecturer in nutrition and food science at Wayne State University, offers tips on immune-boosting, nutrient-dense "superfoods" that will help improve your body's ability to fight off disease, particularly during the current cold and flu season. "Nutrient-density refers to the amount of essential nutrients or health-promoting phytochemicals provided per calorie," says Reinhard. She recommends five superfoods during cold and flu season: Salmon, Greek yogurt, eggs, nuts, bell peppers and dark leafy greens. While Reinhard says vitamin C can't make a cold or flu go away, it can reduce the time you're affected by it.