It’s November 1 and flu season has arrived! Did you know that the latest research shows that spices and herbs have more disease fighting antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables and can boost your immune system? Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals interfere with immune system functioning. The mint family of herbs, including thyme, rosemary and oregano are rich in antioxidants. Add some to your favorite soup, pasta and fish recipes.