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The Week’s Top Stories: December 4–10


groh-thicker-hairPlaying catch-up? Here are the week’s five must-read Well+Good stories you may have missed.

1. 10 immunity-boosting foods experts want you to be eating
Building a healthy immune system that can deal with cold and flu season starts at the dinner table.

2. Yes, the bananapocalypse is a thing—and it’s already underway
Your favorite smoothie ingredient is facing a full-on extinction.

3.The superfood that scientists think will make your hair thicker
Hint: Rapunzel may have had a secret stash of ‘shrooms.

4. Avocado hacks: 5 expert tips for buying, opening, and storing the trendiest fruit
Star chef Pati Jinich’s advice to ensure that every avo you touch ends up perfectly guacamole- or toast-ready.

5. The vegan kale burger that’s become an obsession (with recipe!)
A popular healthy Los Angeles eatery has created a crazy buzzy (and delish) burger.