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Fight The Flu With Foods

Posted on: February 16, 2013

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Mushrooms possess selenium, which helps white blood cells produce cytokines that clear sickness, and beta glucan, an antimicrobial type of fiber, which helps activate “superhero” cells that find and destroy infections.
Building up your overall immunity is the key to fighting the flu. According to Dave Grotto, author of “101 Foods That Could Save Your Life,” reveals 9 foods along with mushrooms that provide great doses of the vitamins and nutrients needed to protect and defend against illness.

  1. Fresh garlic
  2. A British study found that people taking allicin supplements suffered 46 percent fewer colds and recovered faster from the ones they did get.

  3. Wild-caught salmon
  4. In a recent study, participants with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 40 percent more likely to report a recent respiratory infection than those with higher levels of vitamin D

  5. Tea
  6. Researchers at Harvard University found that drinking five cups of black tea a day quadrupled the body’s immune defense system after two weeks, probably because of theanine. Tea also contains catechins, including ECGC, which act like a cleanup crew against free radicals.

  7. Yogurt
  8. One serving a day labeled with “live and active cultures” will enhance immune function according to a study from the University of Vienna in Austria.

  9. Dark chocolate
  10. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition says it can boost your immunity, too. High doses of cocoa support T-helper cells, which increase the immune system’s ability to defend against infection.

  11. Almonds
  12. Heart-healthy almonds provide the immune-boosting antioxidant vitamin E, which can reduce your chance of catching colds and developing respiratory infections according to researchers at Tufts University. You’ll need more than a serving of almonds for your daily dose though, so try fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, turnip greens and wheat germ, too.

  13. Strawberries
  14. Grotto says the illness-preventing power of that antioxidant is debatable. That said, some studies show it can reduce the intensity and duration of cold and flu, so it’s worth a try. One cup of strawberries provides 160 percent of your daily needs.

  15. Sweet potato
  16. Beta-carotene improves your body’s defenses. It’s instrumental in the growth and development of immune system cells and helps neutralize harmful toxins. Sweet potatoes and other orange foods like carrots, squash, pumpkin, egg yolks and cantaloupe are top sources.

  17. Sweet potato
  18. Beta-carotene improves your body’s defenses. It’s instrumental in the growth and development of immune system cells and helps neutralize harmful toxins. Sweet potatoes and other orange foods like carrots, squash, pumpkin, egg yolks and cantaloupe are top sources.

Published Mother Nature Network.
Check out the foods that help keep the flu and other ailments outside in the cold at Mother Nature Network.

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