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The Top 10 Flu Fighting Foods

If you have diabetes, it's important to do all you can to arm yourself against seasonal cold and flu viruses Fortunately, Mother Nature provides an arsenal of immune boosting foods.

So make a commitment to yourself right now: During this flu season, get all the sleep you need, wash your hands more frequently, and eat a variety of the foods on the following pages.

Above: Acerola fruit. These cherry-like, tropical fruits grow in hot climates like Brazil and boast the highest concentration of one well known immune-boosting nutrient. Click "next" to find out more!

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by Brenda Bell
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