5 of the Best Immune-Boosting Foods & Drinks

An on-the-go diet can lead to a weakened immune system. Try these healthy alternatives.

Man eating a healthy snack

When leading a busy life, it can be easy to get into poor eating habits. This can make you more susceptible to getting sick. The good news is that there are lots of foods and drinks that can help boost your immunity, while not costing you much time. 


Raise a Spoon to Your Immunity

Yogurt has natural probiotics (healthy bacteria) that can keep the stomach and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs which, in turn, boosts immunity.

Oat Bars

Unwrap a Flu Fighter

Oat bars are packed with fibers called beta-glucans. These fibers fortify the immune system and can help keep the flu at bay.


Steep a Bag of Immunity Boosters

Tea contains a virus-fighting amino acid called L-theanine, which is abundant in both green and black tea. Drink several cups daily and bob the tea bags up and down to extract the most nutrients. Too much caffeine can be dehydrating so keep in mind that decaffeinated tea contains the same benefits.

Kale Chips

Snack Attack the Flu

Kale chips contain high levels of vitamin C which helps fight off infection and regenerate other antioxidants in the body.


Chew Well

Low-calorie beef jerky contains high amounts of zinc, which is an essential immunity-boosting mineral. A bag of mixed nuts or seeds are also a zinc-loaded alternative.