5 Super Foods to Help You Fight the Cold and Flu

Currently, we are in the throes of cold and flu season. January and February are particularly rough months for the annoying illnesses that are floating around. This is also the time when people begin to take their health a little more seriously, just to avoid those annoying bugs.

Below is a list of foods that can help prevent the cold and flu. They’re worth trying!

Colorful fruits and vegetables

Have you ever heard of the saying, “Eat the rainbow?” That just means that you should be eating a variety of fruits and vegetables as many of them give illness-fighting vitamins. Plus, it’s a better alternative to taking handfuls of supplements!


Garlic, along with other members of the allium family, can help build up immunity to common illnesses. Plus, it’s delicious!

Chicken Soup

This is something we’ve all heard about since we were kids. Chicken soup is the common go-to for the cold and flu. The broth aids in hydration and fluids, while carrots and onions boost antioxidants.

Whole Grains

Buckwheat, brown rice, and oats aid in healthy gut bacteria. Having a healthy gut means that your immune system will be running smoothly!

Fish Oil

Omega-3 is a huge aid in keeping your immune system healthy. The omega-3 found in fatty fish helps boost white blood cell activity. Salmon, trout, and sardines are easy ways to consume your fish oil. Hemp seed and walnuts also contain omega-3 for a plant-based diet!

Are you willing to take the plunge in fighting against the cold and flu? These may not be foolproof, but they will surely aid in keeping you happy and healthy!





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