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What to eat to avoid the flu?


   The time of season change with hot and cold weather changes erratically, making your body susceptible to symptoms of lethargy, fatigue, sore throat, fever, etc. Refer to the following foods to increase your resistance.

* Garlic .

Garlic has warm properties, helping to warm the stomach. Therefore, on these days it is advisable to use more garlic than usual. In garlic, there are substances that strengthen the immune system, helping the body to fight off colds and viruses (usually occurs when the weather is cold). You can increase the amount of garlic through processing spices or using it directly, served with spring rolls or sour salt.

* Ginger .

Ginger is spicy, warm, often used to treat colds and stimulate digestion to help keep the body warmer in winter weather. Ginger helps to increase blood circulation, which is beneficial for the prevention of colds and flu. Ginger also has antiviral and antibacterial effects, so it is very beneficial for the respiratory tract, reducing symptoms of sore throat and cough.

When the weather changes, drinking a cup of ginger tea has very good effects on health. If you regularly drink 2 to 4 cups of tea mixed with fresh ginger, it will help clear your sinuses, loosen phlegm, and limit mucus that causes airway obstruction. For people with colds, ginger tea works to help the body sweat, thereby eliminating toxins from the body.

* Sesame .

According to Oriental medicine, sesame has a sweet taste, has the effect of helping to support digestion and increase body temperature, so this is also a suitable food to prevent colds and flu. Besides, this type of seed also helps to retain moisture, good for the skin in cold weather. You should add this type of food to your meals more for this time.

* Some other foods .

Besides the top 3 foods in preventing colds and flu, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and peanuts are also foods that help warm the body. In addition, green vegetables, broccoli, tuna … should be included in daily meals to increase the body’s ability to retain heat. In particular, at the time of the change of season, it is advisable to use more spicy and hot spices and use hot soups. You should also limit drinking too much ice cold water when coming back from the sun.

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