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Foods that can help fight the flu

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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?

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3 comments on “Foods that can help fight the flu

  1. Reblogged this on Wholeness 4 Love and commented:
    I am not into the flu shot but I do believe in avoiding the flu at all cost, here are some natural ways to fight the flu.

  2. I’ve used an orange fast before to eradicate a cold/flu. Powerful and it works.

    We use the citrus, garlic, ginger, and pepper all the time. Spinach? That’s a new idea. We’ll have to try it. Great list, thanks for supplying!

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