b'Feed YourIMMUNE SYSTEM F ood is truly medicine, with research showing that certain foods directly enhance immunity (Note: others, which are best to avoid, actually depress your immune system). Start with a focus on plant foods. Because plants cant run away from invaders, they have had to develop their own rich immune systems, which are made up primarily of the phytochemicals that give fruits and vegetables their rich color, says David Heber, MD, PhD, founding director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. The more colors you eat, the more broad spectrum your immunity boost will be.During winter, favor aromatic herbs such as garlic, ginger and scallions, which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, are all warming and help stimulate the bodys defenses. These strengthen the bodys energy, or qi (pronounced chee), open up the sinuses and the chest, and cause a light perspiration which, if you catch a cold, can help sweat it out, says explains Sara Frohlich, LAc, an acupuncturist in New York City. Use these herbs as much as you canthink soups and stews seasoned with them.yumto strengthen immunity.Heres a rundown on more of our favorite power foods, which each bring an immune boost, while naturally helping prevent disease and boosting your longevity.Brought to you by & 10'