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

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

Here's Dr. Oz's Mom's Regimen for Fighting Her Alzheimer's

Here are the tools she uses to help manage the progression of the disease.

Personal photos courtesy of Dr.Oz

When Dr. Oz found out in September 2019 that his mom, Suna, then 81, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he was gutted. He wondered how he missed the signs and what he could do next. Like so many caregivers, he had to recognize that his mom was not going to get better. But he also knew that he wasn't alone: There is an Alzheimer's diagnosis every 65 seconds.

Dr. Oz immediately contacted his friends and colleagues and crafted a treatment plan with two of the country's top experts in the field: Richard S. Isaacson, MD, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the founder of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard and the founder of the "Alzheimer's Genome Project," who co-discovered the first Alzheimer's gene.

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