Fall is here, and school sick days are looming just around the corner. But instead of resorting to hot chicken soup just yet, did you know that bright summer fruits such as pineapples, strawberries and tangerines pack the same infection fighting vitamin C as the traditional orange? Plums and cherries have also been shown to inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria. Best of all, it’s easy to add these fighters to your diet to boost your immune system to prevent having to face a week long cold. Blend some fruit in a refreshing smoothie, toss some berries in a salad, or add thinly sliced plums in a peanut butter sandwich instead of jelly. Its an easy, natural and delicious alternative to medicine!