Summer may be in full swing – with picnics and BBQs – but keeping our immune systems healthy remains at the top of everyone's mind right now. Why not take advantage of the season's bounty of fresh veggies and fruits and feed ourselves things that boost our immune system?

Food doesn't kill viruses, but certain foods can strengthen our immune systems and help fight off unwanted illness. Oftentimes, illness and immunity are thought of more frequently in the wintertime, and foods like stews and soups are our go-to items. But these superfoods pair perfectly in summery salads.

Aromatic and loaded with flavor, both garlic and ginger contain compounds that naturally support your immune system. Coming from the allium family, garlic contains compounds that naturally aid in the destruction of bacteria and infection. There's research that shows eating garlic helps to reduce the risk of becoming sick.

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