hot lemon water
ginger tea made with freshly grated ginger
green tea - use real leaves when possible
mint tea - use fresh mint
1/2 grapefruit or an orange every day, or as frequently as possible
an apple a day
fresh fruit smoothies (no yogurt)
I personally have to limit dairy products, as I'm lactose intolerant.
cooking with olive oil and broth
garlic and a little pepper, no added salt
homemade chicken soup (dark meat)
As a lupus patient, a bout of flu or common cold can be super serious. I have not had either in years. I do get a sinus infection at least once/year with a seasonal change, and I'm constantly fighting allergies (pet dander, dust, etc.). It's amazing that my system has been able to fend off virus infections.
goodness...hope I haven't jinxed myself!