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A long winter fighting germs can weaken immunity, doubling your risk of the springtime respiratory bug coronavirus. But adding kale to your daily diet can help. Yale scientists say kale’s sulforaphane switches on genes that rev the production of virus-fighting white blood cells by up to 25 percent. DELICIOUS IDEAS: Make kale chips by tossing 4 cups of kale leaves with 1 Tbs. of olive oil, 1⁄4 tsp. salt, 1⁄4 tsp. pepper and 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder; spread on baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. For a savory side, sauté 1 bunch of chopped kale with 1 Tbs. of olive oil and 1 tsp. of minced garlic, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes.