How Can Veggies Prevent Flu?

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We all want to stay healthy and active all the time, but not all of us fulfill this goal. Although we do our best to eat healthy food, we still can’t avoid suffering from flu. It occurs because of several factors, and one of which is the kind of food we eat.

Vegetables are known to be the most powerful family of food we can have in our diet to prevent flu. However, there are many types of vegetables you can choose to eat, and they are different from one another in terms of properties and nutrients.

Some herbs might be classified as a spice, but in reality, they are a vegetable. If you want to know which specific veggies are good to prevent flu, here are a few of them you should include daily:

Ginger

According to Dairy Council of California, ginger root “can help you when you are sick by decreasing nausea and vomiting.” These are the very symptoms you will experience when you have a flu.

Ginger is rich in nutrients such as”

  • Beta Carotene
  • Gingerols
  • Capsaicin
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium

The combinations of the above nutrients have significant effect in preventing and eliminating flu. Gingerols are known to be effective in treating pain and inflammation that contribute a lot in causing flu and fever.

Ginger may often be present in most food recipes. If you want to take more of it, you can prepare it separately as ginger tea. Just boil a chunk of ginger root until it browns.

Chili Pepper

Chili pepper may be intimidating because of its pungent taste. We all know that it is hot and spicy. However, its strong taste is actually the one that brings a lot of health benefits. According to HealthGuidance, “Chillies are high in a substance called capsaicin, which has many benefits, including the ability to prevent inflammation.” This is a compound that is also responsible in preventing many illnesses such as flu and even cancer.

Chili peppers are commonly used as spices and food ingredients. Although there are people who dare eating them raw, this is not a recommended method to take them as they may cause stomach acid to rise. It is best to mix them with food, whether it is cooked or raw.

Garlic

Most of the time, doctors would prescribe antibiotic when flu is already severe. This is because antibiotics can eliminate bacteria that can activate the flu virus. On the other hand, there are natural ways to take antibiotics and one of them is in the form of garlic.

Garlic is known to be a natural antibiotic. In fact, it is 0 times more powerful than a 500mg capsule of amoxicillin. The good news is that its potency is not greatly affected by heat or by cooking, so you ca enjoy eating them together with your regular food. All you have to do is to make sure your food preparation contains garlic.

For the best results, you can also boil it and serve as herbal tea. Although it may taste undesirably, the potency is much higher than fried garlic.

Veggies are proven to be safe and effective in fighting many diseases. The above items are just some of the many types of vegetables you can include in your daily diet. There are a lot more out there you can choose to eat regularly. Make sure they are organic, so you can really get the full health benefits they offer. You will never know when you will suffer from flu. It is recommended to eat vegetables all the time.

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