Believe it or not, medicinal cocktails and prescription pills are not the only items that can go to war against the body-blowing influenza (flu) virus. According to WebMD.com, Prevention magazine and OrganicGardening.com, there are multiple foods that can not only lessen the pounding that the flu can inflict on the body, certain foods do one thing that medicine cannot: They set up a formidable line of defense and arm the body with the necessary antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins that ward off bacteria and viruses before they can invade the body and decimate your immune system.
It’s always better — and much less expensive — to prevent something from happening than to expend time, money and energy fighting it once it has penetrated your internal wall of defense.
And with the following food items you will now be able to greatly increase your chances repelling the flu virus before it sets up camp in your digestive and respiratory tracts.
Take a look at the 10 best immune system boosting foods. Your quality of life and health depend on eating more of these.
1. Yogurt: Probiotics, or the “live active cultures” found in yogurt, are healthy bacteria that keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs.