Friday, December 06, 2013

Top Foods That Help You Fight The Flu

Every year, millions of Americans are affected by the flu, and even though drinking plenty of fluids, and resting are key ways to lesson common symptoms, you can also eat Superfoods to help you avoid it.  Superfoods include fruits, vegetables, and other food groups that can boost your immune system and keep you strong while you ward off infection.  Want to learn more? Check out these superfoods from Health.com's website.


Foods that fight the flu

Oily Fish: Foods rich in omega-3 have compounds that reduce harmful inflammation in the body. A result of this is to improve the function of your immune system.

Garlic: These pungent cloves contain a chemical called allicin, a compound that produces antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. 

Citrus Fruits: Eating lots of citrus fruits, at the first sign of illness, can help you reduce a cold's duration by a day. 

Yogurt and Kefir:  Probiotic foods, such as yogurt and kefir, help promote digestive health and prevent stomach ailments. There are such things as good bacteria, after all.

Tea: Black, white, and even green teas have catechins which boost your immunity, increase your metabolism, and, most importantly, break up chest congestion. 

Milk: A daily dosage of vitamin D can curb colds and lower the risk of upper respiratory infections. So drink a cold glass of milk for good health.

The old adage goes that you are what you eat, and if you want to eat to good health, try implementing these foods into your diet.

Do you have a special method on fighting the flu? Comment below!

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