Are you sure you have a strong immunity? In the current season of the year, cold and cough can surprise us easily if our immunity is weak. If you get infected too, especially from cold and cough, don’t worry. Some superfoods will give you relief, and you will recoup quickly. A healthy person with good immunity can recover from a cold in just three, four days, while a cough takes up to one week to recover. And the person with low immunity can take two, three weeks to recuperate from a simple cold and cough.
A list of “Top 10 foods to fight seasonal flu” has been prepared, just in case you are looking for it. Have these delicious superfoods and give a wiry fight to seasonal flu. Let’s dive in.
Chicken or other broth-based soups work not less than medicine in cold and cough situations. The steam of soups reduces nose congestion and inflammation in the respiratory tract. Soup intake also solves your dehydration problem, which will not cause you headaches and dry mouth. By the way, chicken soup is best in cold and cough, but if you are vegetarian then, you can also take the veg soup. And to make it more delicious, you can add other elements like garlic, cayenne, turmeric, and ginger. You can enjoy this yummy soup in your cozy bed.
Organic honey has antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Add one spoon of organic honey to warm water or in your chamomile tea, stir it well and have it slowly. How are you feeling now? It will not give calmness to your sore throat and cough, but it will reduce the inflammation in the respiratory tract. Organic honey boosts our immunity, and we should have it daily.
This tiny black seeded fruit has the power to boost your immune system and diminish upper respiratory infections like cold & cough. You might be wondering why this fuzzy fruit only? Kiwi is not only Vitamin C but also other antioxidants rich fruit. As per research, daily adults required only 65-90mg of vitamin C. Guess what? One medium-sized kiwi provides 64-71mg of vitamin C. All you have to do is eat one kiwi a day and keep any seasonal flu away.
The next superfood on our list is barley. As per studies, barley has a soluble fiber that helps in the production of the anti-inflammatory protein. This anti-inflammatory protein helps reduce inflammation in the upper respiratory tract and boosts our immune system. Have it in your soup, broth, or in a lunch salad!
When you hit with a cold and cough, pumpkin seeds can do miracles. It can help to cut the span of cold symptoms. Pumpkin seeds are a prominent source of zinc. And zinc performs a significant role in boosting the immune system. If you are up with a cold and cough, what are you waiting for? Keep the cold and flu at bay with pumpkin seeds; make a smart choice!
Fishes are the best source of Vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. And the body needs these nutrients to boost our immune system. Oily fishes like tuna and salmon are more advantageous because they are rich in Vitamin D also. According to the studies, people taking vitamin-D supplements are rarely catching seasonal flu. The high level of vitamin-D in the body reduces the chance of respiratory infection. If you haven’t added this amazing superfood to your diet yet, then don’t delay it more. Add it now because your health is in your hands only.
The next superfood on my list is “Garlic.” You can find it in every Indian kitchen. It not only adds gusto to recipes, but its antimicrobial properties help to boost your immune system.
There is an active element, named “Allicin” in garlic, which has antibacterial, antibiotic, and antifungal properties. Daily a single clove of garlic will help you to fight seasonal flu-like cold and cough. Did you know that it is quite impossible to take it in raw form? But you can add it to your salad, soup, or stew. Amazing idea, right? According to some research, to absorb the garlic’s medicinal properties, you can rub a fresh garlic clove to the sole of your feet. I’m not sure if it is effective or not. But there is no harm in trying this hack.
Did you know that turmeric helps to fight the seasonal cold and cough? When the season changes, people with low immunity catch the cold and cough frequently and suffer a lot. Turmeric is a saviour for people with low immunity. Turmeric helps to boost the body’s immunity. There is an ingredient called Curcumin; it has healing properties. Turmeric assists the body in refining the respiratory tract. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric protect the human from the cold and flu. If you are wondering how to take turmeric in raw form, then no worries. I will explain the simple ways to add it to your diet.
- You can add a few pinches of turmeric in warm milk and have it.
- If you don’t like milk (milk is good for health), you can add it to your lemon, ginger tea.
- The simplest way is to add a few pinches of turmeric and black pepper in warm water and drink in the early morning.
Green leafy vegetables
It’s time to add green leafy vegetables to your menu. Green leafy vegetables are rich in fibers, vitamin C, and folic acid. It strengthens your body defending system. So, introduce spinach, kale to your menu to give a tough fight to seasonal flu.
Have you tried green tea when you are suffering from seasonal flu? If not, then you must try it. It gives relief from the flu. Green tea has an antioxidant called catechins that help to protect us from viral infections. You can add raw honey to your green tea and have it. It will help to fight off seasonal flu.
“These amazing superfoods will not only cut the duration of cold and cough symptoms but will boost your immune system also. Try these now and see the difference by yourself.”