"Deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables generally have the highest amounts of antioxidants i.e. â€œdisease fighters,â€ such as blueberries, cantaloupes, mangoes, kiwi, pomegranates, broccoli, kale, spinach, red/yellow/orange peppers," says Rachel Brandeis, an Atlanta-based registered dietician and mom.
And donâ€™t forget to try acai berry.
Garlic and onions are also known for their immune-boosting properties. â€œLike the acai berry, they contain antioxidants,â€ says Dr Lauri Grossman, Chiropractor and head of the Department of Medicine and Humanistic Studies at the American Medical College of Homeopathy and integrative medicine professor at New York University. â€œThey also contain organosulfur compounds that aid in general detoxifying of the body and in preventing cardiovascular disease.â€
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