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Healthy Foods to Fight Against Flu

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that in addition to getting flu shots and washing hands frequently, people should consume healthy foods that can boost their immunity  against infection. Heather Mangieri, a registered dietitian and academy spokesperson states that even small nutritional deficiencies can reduce one’s ability to stay healthy, especially during the influenza outbreak this season. She adds that although a strong immune system does not guarantee protection against the flu virus, it may serve as a strong defense, for which good nutrition is essential. Mangieri recommends foods that may help boost the immune system, including those that […]

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Immunity Boosting Nutrients

Aside from thorough hand washing, health experts recommend including some nutrients in the diet that could boost one’s defenses against common viral infections and other conditions. For instance, chicken soup can make one feel better during a flu infection, not only because of the flavor, but it helps you keep hydrated. Aside from this, it helps you get rid of viruses and bacteria by aiding in raising the temperature of the airways and in the clearing of nasal secretions. Plant antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins from green tea may help kill influenza viruses. To maximize its benefits and flavor, steep […]

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