It’s cold and flu season, and nobody has time to get sick, especially athletes. A rough cold or flu virus could take you out for a week or more, forcing you to miss offseason training, practices or games and making getting back into shape harder.
To protect yourself this season, try incorporating more of these immune boosting foods — and, of course, get your flu shot:
Vitamins C & E (antioxidants)
Citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, peppers and spinach all are good sources of vitamin C, an antioxidant that plays a role in immune function, wound healing and collagen formation.