2009年2月16日

Flu Diet to Help You Fighting with Cold

While initially most people don’t want to eat when they have the flu, during their recuperation (which may be just a day or two or up to two weeks), healthy foods can help the body detoxify itself for a speedier recovery. While eating should not be forced, certain foods can be beneficial, such as:

Warm broth is a healthy flu food.
Fresh fruit juice (not heavily sweetened)
Unsweetened applesauce
Broth
Baked or broiled fish (only mildly seasoned)
Baked, roasted, or broiled chicken (skinless) Soups, especially chicken or vegetable soup
Citrus fruits

Green Tea
Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is an immune-boosting chemical. To get the most health benefits from it, steep tea in boiling water for about 4 minutes. If you don’t like green tea on its own, try adding fresh ginger, fresh mint leaves, a twist of orange peel, or a cinnamon stick. It is also important to make sure to drink at least 3 cups of green tea per day to keep your immune system up.

Garlic
Regular garlic consumption may make us 2.5 times less likely to get sick this season. The sulfur compounds in garlic have been shown to kill viruses. Fresh garlic has more immune-boosting potential than cooked, so add a clove of fresh garlic at the end of cooking your dish.

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