5 Foods to Prevent Influenza

Sri Sahara By Sri Sahara, 7th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1tn3br22/
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Influenza is a mild disease that is quite disturbing daily activities. How to prevent it?

Introduction

Rainy season or cold weather tends to affect the condition of the body, making it more risky to attack a variety of diseases such as influenza. In fact, the disease is relatively mild disease, but quite disturbing daily activities and is very contagious. Influenza occurs due to a viral infection that attacks the respiratory system, including the nose, throat, and lungs.

One of the effects of the flu is likely to weaken the power of the body. However, you do not have to worry about that because there are some simple ways you can do to prevent this disease.

5 foods to fight influenza

Consuming certain foods can prevent and fight the flu, because these foods can help build healthy cells in the body. What are these foods? Check out his review below.

Garlic

Garlic has anti-microbial properties that can maintain immunity. In addition, garlic can also help expedite the respiratory tract. If you can not eat them directly, you can mix the garlic into your favorite dishes.

Beef

One of the best foods to boost the immune system is beef. Beef is a good source of iron, which plays an important role in the development of white blood cells, where these cells act maintain endurance. Research shows that iron deficiency can decrease immune function. In addition, the protein that contained in beef is also able to support the body to build up antibodies and fight infection.

Turmeric

This spice has high antioxidant content. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve inflammation. Eating turmeric can prevent even against the flu or a cold.

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A which has an important role on the health of mucosal surfaces, including the gastrointestinal tract, the inside of the nose, and skin. Most people probably do not think if the infection can actually enter the body through the skin with ease. Keep in mind that the skin is also part of the immune system.

Chicken soup

Chicken soup is also effective to relieve influenza. These foods are easy to make at home, the food is also delicious to eat. The composition of the water in the soup can be absorbed by the body to help thin the mucus, which in turn is easy to remove. Chickens is also has high nutritional content and anti-inflammatory effects on the body, so it can help reduce the swelling or inflammation of the sinuses and nasal tract.

Note: images pick from medicinenet.com and pioneer-lv.com.au

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I am a mother with two children who loves write some articles on vacation, health and beauty topics in my spare time.

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