Anti-Flu Diet Plan

The recommended “Anti–Flu Diet”blue berries

The better the diet, the healthier the immune system – which means the body is better able to fight off infections. To fight colds and flu, your body needs quality fuel with natural vitamins. These are best found in fruits and vegetables that are the color of the holidays or great antioxidants – think dark green, red and golden. Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, leafy lettuce, red onions and sweet potatoes. Fruits such as apples, blueberries, raspberries, acia and pomegranate.

The recommended “Anti–Flu Diet” includes:

Vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce (Leafy  Romaine)
  • Broccoli
  • Red Onions, raw or cooked
  • Turnip Greens
  • Beets
  • Carrots
Fruits
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pomegranate
Proteins
  • Salmon — Source of omega–3 fatty acids which fights inflamation
  • Yogurt — Helps stimulate the immune system

To build overall wellness during the flu season, try the following:

  • Deep Breathing
  • Exercise and stretching – Stimulates the immune system
  • No Alcohol
  • No Sugar (Sugar suppresses the immune system for twenty minutes)
  • Meditation
  • Other forms of Relaxation
  • Immune Boosters
  • Extra Sleep – Take a nap to help recharge

None of the above items have been proven to help prevent or lessen the effects of  the H9N9, H1N1 or others viruses.

References:

  1. Bergner, Paul. The Healing Power of Miracles, Special Nutrients and Trace Elements, Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA 1997
  2. Freeze HH. Disorders in protein glycosylation and potential therapy: Tip of an iceberg?, J Pediatrics. 1998; 133(5):593-600