8 Super Anti-Flu Foods

Nancy Despres recommends adding these foods to your diet to avoid the flu.
Garlic
Garlic has allicin as an active ingredient giving it antiviral and antibacterial properties. Garlic cleans your liver (which cleans your blood) since your blood cycles through your liver every three minutes. So thereby stimulating the white blood cells and in turn boosting the immune system. An onion garlic syrup can help with mucous release.
Honey
Honey acts as a natural antibiotic with antiseptic properties. There are vitamins such as B-complexes, C, D, E, minerals enzymes and propolis. The propolis in honey boosts the immune system, disables viruses and fights infections. Furthermore, pediatric studies have shown that honey is more effective than cough syrup because it coats the throat better. Locally grown honey is best for seasonal allergies, asthma and respiratory conditions because you are treating with the irritants that are common to your area. Take a tablespoon 4 times per day, taken straight or in tea.
Cayenne
Cayenne pepper has a high vitamin C content making it a natural choice for a cold, as well as vitamin A, B, calcium and potassium. Cayenne also increases the circulation in the body. You may take in capsule form taking 2 – 40,000 heat units (950mg), or liquid 4 drops of the 200,000 heat units. Place a few drops in water and gargle with it every 15-30 minutes to make a sore throat disappear.
Fermented Foods
Increase "good" bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidus which can be found yogurt or kefir, or kombucha, sauerkrauts.
Leafy Greens
Eat dark leafy green vegetables like kale, swiss chard, and spinach provides vitamins B12, folic acid, potassium, vitamins A, C & K which supports a healthy immune system.
Lemon
Keep your internal acid/alkaline chemistry balanced by squeezing a half lemon into a cup of hot water to break up congestion, stimulate digestion, and create an alkaline environment.
Bone broth soup
Rich in nutrients, minerals and healing collagen, proline, glycine, glutamine all of which help to seal the intestinal junctures.
"Nature's Flu Shot" recipe
Juice of 3 lemons, 1 minced garlic clove, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp ginger powder, 1/8 tsp cayenne powder, ½ cups organic pineapple juice, 1 tbs raw honey. Blend in a blender or shake in a jar. Drink ½ cup a day during "flu season" or 3 times a day if you are feeling like you are starting to get sick.
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