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Boost your immune system with soluble fiber.

Move over, vitamin C. New research shows that large amounts of soluble fiber—the kind in avocados, oranges, and figs—can speed up your recovery from bacterial infections. "Soluble fiber changes immune cells from being pro-inflammatory warrior cells to anti-inflammatory peacekeeper cells," says Gregory Freund, M.D., of the University of Illinois. Here's why: Soluble fiber boosts production of the protein interleukin-4, which stimulates the body's infection-fighting T-cells. … Back to Article

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