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This Soup Recipe Will Help You Fight Off Colds And Flu

Fend off viruses with a big pot of this immune-boosting soup.

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the changing seasons, but the onslaught of colds and flu is not one of them.

If you want to give yourself a fighting chance of staying well this fall and winter, beefing up your immune system by making healthy diet choices is a good start. The number-one ingredient you should add to your arsenal? Garlic, which can help prevent colds and even help you recover from them more quickly.

To start increasing your intake of the pungent stuff, load up on garlic-laden foods like this Ginger-Garlic Soup from PreventDisease.com, which contains a whopping 52 (yes, 52!) cloves of garlic. In addition to the star ingredient, the soup is also packed with other immune-boosting super foods, including ginger, onions and lemon, making it a great meal to help fight off unwanted colds, flu and viruses. Plus, it sounds pretty delicious. (Although, we’re not going to lie, you may need a breath mint or three after eating this.)

You can get the recipe for this magical soup here. Make a big batch, freeze it, and take it out and heat it up any time you start to feel those sniffles coming on.