Eat sauerkraut if you have a cold
iStock/debbismirnoff “When naturally fermented and refrigerated (not pasteurized), sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, and kefir contain natural probiotics and help populate your gut with healthy bacteria that can protect you from colds and the flu.” —Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University and author of The Good Gut. These are the best probiotic foods for your gut.
A dash of turmeric can prevent cancer
iStock/sommail “Many clinical trials have shown it could play a role in preventing or treating heart disease, osteoarthritis, and some cancers. I recommend a quarter teaspoon a day. If you don’t enjoy the taste, buy capsules.” —Michael Greger, MD, a physician who specializes in nutrition and the author of How Not to Die. Here’s how turmeric can soothe stomach problems.
Canned tuna packs a protein punch
iStock/debbismirnoff “It’s one of the most affordable proteins in the supermarket, and it’s packed with omega-3s, vitamin D, and selenium. Snack on it with whole-grain crackers.”—Kate Geagan, MS, RD, nutritionist and author of Go Green, Get Lean