Besides protecting the body against the damage of toxins, the antioxidants of cherries also boost the immune system and help us prevent infections. Consuming cherries are known to ward of infections of the urinary tract, intestines, excretory system, and the colon. They are also known to be very effective in protecting against flu as well as coughs and colds.
Chamomile tea is a good tea to drink if you want to ward off infection. The plant contains phenolic, a compound that is specifically linked to fighting infections in the body. Research have shown that people who drink 5-6 cups of this tea over a two week span saw their ability to fight infections significantly increase.