Soup for Colds, Step 1: The Ingredients

Carrots. Chock full of betacarotene, an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A. We need all the vitamins, of course, but as a cold-fighter, A is important because it promotes healthy mucous membranes and plays a key role in maintaining a strong immune system.

Garlic.   Garlic is a real powerhouse: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antifungal. It contains sulfur compounds that enhance the immune system and are effective against bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. Also protect you from vampires.

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