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Eat Your Fruits, Veggies, and…Oysters?

A well-balanced diet is key to keeping up immunity, says Maier. While consistently healthy eating habits are best, try overloading on raw fruits and vegetables beginning two weeks before your trip; at the airport, opt for an apple or banana over an energy bar or that “tuna” sandwich. Oysters, meanwhile, contain more zinc than any other food. A half-dozen a day or so before you fly could provide enough zinc to keep you flu-free from BOS-ORD-LAX (a caveat: dine at airport raw bars at your own risk).

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