Flu season has made a very early appearance this year. Experts say that new cases of the flu have been reported in almost every state at an alarming rate. While flu shots are believed to protect people from getting the flu, it’s always a good idea to continually wash your hands and be careful about putting your hands on your face and near your mouth. Consuming these herbs and foods is another way to help ward off the flu. Be sure that you have plenty of these foods in your diet!
Ginseng root – helps treat cough and fever
Strawberries/berries – high in vitamin C, studies have shown berries to reduce the duration and intensity of the flu
Cinnamon – contains antioxidants that help boost immune system
Raw honey – helps with sore throat
Cayenne pepper – helps beat congestion by thinning mucus in the sinus cavities
Raw garlic – blocks enzymes that can lead to infections
Tumeric – contains antioxidants that help boost immune system
Spinach – rich in vitamin C, can help to reduce the duration and intensity of the flu
Onions – like garlic, onions contain antimicrobials that fight off infection
Cloves – contain antioxidants that help boost immune system
Ginger – like the other spices, ginger contains antioxidants that help boost your immune system
What other foods would you recommend to ward off the flu or treat symptoms?