It's a flu-frenzy out there and it seems like everyone has it. But there are some things you can "eat" to help prevent catching it.
When Ruth Derensisky came to Natural Grocers in Temple, she came searching for one thing."The blackberry abstract. I heard it was awesome," she said.
Because like most people this time of year, she found herself in the cold and flu aisle looking for relief. "I've been having a runny now and body aches for about three weeks now," she said.
If you want to steer clear of the flu, you may want to try and boost your immune system. "We carry many products that are helpful for that, that have shown that will help your body improve against an onset of any illness," said Matt Allison, Manager at Natural Grocers.
Some experts recommend immunity boosting foods. From red bell peppers which are filled with Vitamin C to dark chocolate which can help your immune system fight an infection.
And of course there's always one sickness staple. "Mom's chicken soup is still a great remedy," said Allison.
Even Ruth has some foods in mind that will help your immune system. "A bunch of green vegetables, garlic and onion. Yeah, that would definitely, that helps me stay healthy," she said.
If you're looking for supplements to boost your immune system they can range anywhere from $8-$30 but sometimes the best medicine is free and that's rest or water.