6 Foods That Fight the Flu

Work these whole foods into your diet to avoid getting sick this season.

6 Foods That Fight the Flu

This has been a huge year for the flu. Because there are so many different types going around, it's important to keep your body strong and your immune system running effectively, beyond just getting your normal flu shot. Try these six foods to help prevent infections and allow you to recover more quickly from illness.

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Ginger breaks down the accumulation of toxins to then decrease your risk of any type of infection. Ingesting it in the form of ginger tea when you have a cold will soothe your throat and help ease your symptoms, because its detoxifying agents are especially effective in the lungs and sinuses – all while helping you ward off worse illnesses, like the flu.

More: 9 Benefits of Ginger

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