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Best foods to eat to avoid flu

The flu is debilitating. We’re not talking about man-flu or the sort of flu that people say they have when they mean a slightly aggressive cold. No, we’re talking about the sort of flu that leaves you bed ridden and exhausted. Apart from having a flu jab on the NHS, are there any foods you can eat that will help improve your resistance?

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A good diet can boost your immune system which will help you avoid the flu. Some experts believe that broccoli can help you avoid flu, although there’s a lack of scientific fact to support this.

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Eating a wide variety of different food groups is way more important than sticking one or two of the items we mention here down your throat but it can’t harm to include garlic in your diet.

Flu symptoms explained

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Eating a wide variety of different food groups is way more important than sticking one or two of the items we mention here down your throat but it can’t harm to include garlic in your diet.

Flu symptoms explained

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Any fruit you consume will help build up your immune system so make sure you get your five a day at the very least. The best fruits are those rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, C, E and selenium, zinc, and beta carotene as they optimise the body’s immune cells.

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Lean protein is also important as your immune system’s molecules are made from protein.

Flu symptoms explained

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Salmon is another food you should add to your diet. Any food containing Omega-3 fatty acids will promote an increase in your immunity to flu. Experts recommend that we consume fatty fish twice a week along with a regular course of vitamin D supplements.

Flu symptoms explained

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Salmon is another food you should add to your diet. Any food containing Omega-3 fatty acids will promote an increase in your immunity to flu. Experts recommend that we consume fatty fish twice a week along with a regular course of vitamin D supplements.

Flu symptoms explained

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Probiotic yoghurts add healthy bacteria to your intestines can boost your body’s defences so pick up a pack of these from your supermarket. Choose one with active cultures and one that’s fortified with vitamin D.

Flu symptoms explained

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Sleep is also great for building up your immune system. Regular, long, deep sleep will help keep you healthy no matter what life throws at you.

Flu symptoms explained

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Sleep is also great for building up your immune system. Regular, long, deep sleep will help keep you healthy no matter what life throws at you.

Flu symptoms explained

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