Austin Sports Medicine: Immunity Foods, Part 4

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!

Keeping your immune system in shape is even easier than you think. Foods available to you every day can help. Today is the fourth in our series of five foods that will give your immunity a boost.

Chicken soup – that age old remedy – actually works. It helps make you feel better when you’re sick because that warm, salty broth helps thin and break down excess mucus just like cough medicine does. The amino acid cysteine, also found in chicken, may also help with the mucus issue.

But chicken soup can also help you before you get sick. That’s because it often contains ingredients like garlic and onions, which have their own natural antibacterial properties. If you’re making chicken soup on your own, don’t stop there. Add warm veggies like carrots, spinach and broccoli to give your immune system an even bigger boost.

Remember that your first defense against sickness is always keeping your immune system in shape. Consider chicken soup before you get sick as well as after for feeling better.

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