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INDIANAPOLIS — As temperatures drop, the number of flu cases are likely to rise.

That’s why Katilyn Wong, a Registered Dietitian with Community Health, recommends eating a variety of fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system.

“Vitamin C, we think orange juice, but they’re also found in bell peppers,” says Wong, who also recommends adding an abundance of Vitamin A to your diet.

“Vitamin A you can find in your carrots and your sweet potatoes.  And that’s going to protect skin integrity,” according to Wong, who says that your skin is your first line of defense against getting the flu.

In addition, doctors recommend washing your hands several times a day, getting plenty of rest and performing a deep clean of your house, including carpets and rugs, to rid your home of flu-causing germs.


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