Vitamin D and You . . . Make it your friend
Scientists are still figuring out exactly how well vitamin D can treat or even keep you from getting the virus. One study showed taking vitamin D drops in the winter helped lower the number of Japanese schoolchildren who got the flu. It’s clear it’s an important part of a healthy immune system. Your body can’t fight germs well if it doesn’t have enough. . . . A tablespoon of cod liver oil has a whopping 1,360 IU of vitamin D. If that doesn’t sound tasty to you, try foods like swordfish, salmon, tuna, and sardines. Orange juice and dairy products such as yogurt and milk are good choices, too. So are beef liver, egg yolks, and fortified cereals.