As most of us are aware flu is in full swing. Some have even said it is a pretty intense season so far. I thought I would go over some easy tips on foods that can help increase your immune system to help ward off those icky flu bugs. I wanted to include some that most may have at home, so we aren’t out searching for these wonder foods ( increasing risk of encountering those icky bugs).
1. Garlic – This item is great in that it helps produce more white blood cells that fight off the bad oxidants in our body. It is an easy ingredient to add into most dishes, as many of us probably already do. So, if you use it regularly, good job! Your are already helping your immune system!!
2. Omega 3 fatty acids – There has been some research that states omega 3 from either flax-seed or fatty fish can help increase the activity of the white blood cells helping you fight off bad germs faster.
3. Selenium – This is found in again some fish like tuna but also whole grains and vegetables (which we should have at home, right?). This mineral helps kill bad cells in the body.
4. Vitamin C – Yes this is a no brainer, but I thought if you were looking for some new ideas for Vitamin C check out this yummy fruit! Pummelo it is called, half of the fruit equals almost 100% of the your daily Vitamin C requirements!
People have alot of natural remedies they do during this time, do you have any to help ward off the flu??