Top Five Foods You Must Eat to Combat Flu

fluAre you knock down by flu? If you’re not comfortable to take some medication, why don’t you try some super foods that can improve your condition? Here is a short list of foods that you can take when you get flu symptoms.

Chew some raw garlic –  Garlic contains compounds called allion and allicin. They have direct anti-viral effects which combat flu. Doctors advice flu sufferers to chew  raw garlic every two to three hours. Some people cut garlic cloves into small pieces because they cannot bear the taste.

Eat raw onions – Just like garlic, onion is rich with allicin. Eat a whole onion every one to two hours. It is better if it’s raw.  You can mix it with your meal.

Take some spices – Spices like turmeric and cinnamon are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants help boost the immune system. Take a spoonful of spices daily until flu symptoms are gone.

Eat a cup of blueberries – All berries  have antioxidant qualities but blueberries have the most of them. Eat at least a cup of raw blueberries every day so that you can stay healthy during the flu season. If you can’t find fresh berries during the colder months, stock up on the frozen variety.

Sip some hot chicken soup – Chicken soup is rich with protein which the body needs in fighting flu. According to some researches, hot chicken soup changes the temperature in the nose and throat areas. These areas get warm when you eat chicken soap. Cold viruses don’t like to  exist in such an environment.