Super Flu Fighting Foods
Prevention is better than cure and with flu season officially here we need to make sure that we’re taking care of ourselves. There’s lots of little things that we can do to build up our immune system naturally and eating more flu fighting foods is key. Paying attention to what we eat at this time of year means our bodies are stronger to fight off infections.
We’ve got three magical flu-fighting foods for you so you won’t be feeling blue this winter. Try to sneak them into the whole families mealtimes so no one in your household ends up on the couch this year, feeling sorry for themselves.
Did you know that one Kiwi has more Vitamin C inside it than an orange? Kiwi is a great flu fighter and it will not only boost your immune system but will also help you if you do start to develop any flu like systems, especially a blocked nose. Kiwi’s are great to have as a snack as they are also a great source of dietary fiber.
Add a kiwi to a smoothie like our or Green Goddess Smoothie or into a delicious fresh fruit salad with some low fat yogurt.
Garlic and Onion
Garlic and Onion are great flu fighters because they boost you white cell activity. These are the important in fighting off infections from the inside.
Garlic has wonderful antibacterial properties to help you fight off any pesky germs that might come your way. Get in more garlic by adding it your soups, sauces and stews. Our delicious Sesame Garlic Chicken is a great recipe to up your garlic intake.
Onions have great anti inflammatory properties as well, great for helping to relieve flu like symptoms if they appear. Get your onions in by adding red onions raw to your salads and cooked ones to all your soups and sauces.
When it comes to flu fighting, pumpkin seeds are an amazing tool to have in your flu fighting corner. They are rich in Zinc which helps to build up your immunity. They’re also a great food to eat to help you get a great nights sleep because they’re high in tryptophan which helps you body to make more of the sleep hormone melatonin.
Add in Pumkin seeds to our favorite Porridge Bread recipe or sprinkle them over some low fat natural yogurt and enjoy with some fruit