Shellfish are a great source of selenium. This nutrient has been found to help white blood cells produce cytokines— proteins that help the body to clear out viruses, like the flu. In addition, clams provide omega-3 fatty acids. Not only do these fats have many heart health benefits, but they may help reduce inflammation, therefore enhancing airflow and protecting the lungs from respiratory infections. For a delicious and easy way to incorporate clams in your diet, look for Matlaw’s New England Style Stuffed Clams which can be found in grocery stores nationwide. These frozen clams are ready to serve in just 30 minutes.