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5 Best Flu Fighting Foods

5 Best Flu Fighting Foods

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When you can feel a tickle in the back of your throat or your nose is beginning to run, is it already too late to reduce the risk of catching a cold or the flu? Not at all!

The best thing you can do is take action quickly and not wait until you get sick by eating foods that will boost your immune system and beat the bugs before they can really take hold.

Here are the 5 best immune boosting foods you can eat to fight a cold or the flu.

1. Chicken Soup
Medical research has shown that chicken soup suppresses the inflammation which causes many cold symptoms. This miracle-in-a-soup-bowl also thins mucous secretions so congestion in the nose, chest and throat will be alleviated too.

The addition of noodles and vegetables will increase the healing power of the soup as the carbohydrates will help your energy levels, while the veggies will increase the nutrient levels in the soup, which also boost a struggling immune system.

2. Garlic
The powerful antioxidant properties of garlic have been found to be antiviral so can potentially help prevent colds as well as shorten their duration. The oily compound allicin (that gives garlic its distinctive smell) works the cold-fighting magic.