The cold months arrived and with them, the dreaded flu, one of the headaches of seasons such as autumn or winter. The traditional flu passes with extreme ease and before anything can be done about it, we have all caught it!
To face it you make sure you take the necessary measures: wash your hands, disinfect your house, sneeze in a handkerchief … However, nature itself provides us with food that, consumed on a regular basis, helps our immune system to be stronger. Try including these foods in your family's regular diet:
Yogurt: The probiotics or active cultures that yogurt contains are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestine free from disease. The perfect measure is 7 ounce a day yogurt.
Oats and Barley: These grains contain beta-glucan, a fiber with higher antimicrobial and antioxidant properties than echinacea. Consumed regularly, both grains boost metabolism, aid healing, and enhance the effect of antibiotics.
Garlic: With a high content of allicin that attacks infections and bacteria. Consuming garlic on a regular basis also reduces the risk of colon and stomach cancer.
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Seafood: Fish, oysters, crab and lobster are some of the foods that contain high doses of selenium, which basically helps to get the flu virus out of the body. Its high omega-3 content reduces tissue inflammation, promotes cell oxygenation and protects the lungs from the flu and infections.
Chicken Soup: One of grandma's recipes to counteract the effects of the flu, chicken soup prevents excessive buildup of white blood cells in the respiratory system, responsible for causing bronchitis when they plug the airways. Adding garlic and onion increases its positive impact.
Tea: Hispanics tend to be more coffee consumers, but tea is an excellent immune system booster, so that may be the perfect excuse to drink it more often. This drink is loaded with amino acids and antioxidants