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The Best 5 Immune-Boosting Foods to Add to Your Diet

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the world, you might be wondering how to stop the virus. And while there aren't foods that can prevent you from contracting the coronavirus, there are ways to make viral symptoms less painful.

In the same way you'd do during flu season, now's a great time to load up on nutrients like vitamin C, as well as to practice hygiene measures like proper hand-washing.

1. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken soup is a soup made from chicken, simmered in water, usually with various other ingredients. The classic chicken soup consists of a clear chicken broth, often with pieces of chicken or vegetables; common additions are pasta, noodles, dumplings, or grains such as rice and barley.

Chicken soup has acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and influenza, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.

2. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a herbal beverage that is made from ginger root. It has a long history as a traditional herbal medicine in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Asia.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking.

The plant is a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous plant native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, that requires temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.

Plants are gathered each year for their rhizomes, some for propagation in the following season and some for consumption.

4. Wild Salmon

Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling, and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

Many species of salmon have been introduced into non-native environments such as the Great Lakes of North America and Patagonia in South America. Salmon are intensively farmed in many parts of the world.

5. Broccoli

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head, stalk and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea.

Broccoli has large flower heads, usually dark green in color, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick stalk which is usually light green.

The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different, but closely related cultivar group of the same Brassica species.

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