The only way to keep from getting a cold
or flu is to isolate yourself for human beings. Don't touch
runny nose children or be around someone who sneezes. Total isolation
might work but in the long run
you will get a cold or the flu. Research has shown that some of the
food we can eat can help you from
getting the flu or cold virus. Even if you are sick these foods can
help you feel better and make you
get better faster.
The flu and colds get their start when the virus gets into your system.
When your immune doesn't stop them the virus multiplies and you become
sick. The best way to stop this is to eat fruits and vegetables.
Research has shown the many fruits contain a substance called
glutathhione which stimulates the immune system to attack these
viruses and destroy them.
Another powerful compound is Vitamin C it works
in your system to make you feel better. It lowers
levels of histamine which causes you to be stuffy. It also appears to
strengthen white blood
cells. Scientific studies have proven that a thousand milligrams of
vitamin C can reduce cold systems
and reduce the time of being sick by twenty three percent. One hundred
percent orange juice
,grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice with no added sugar contain a
lot of vitamin C.
Garlic has been used for a long time to treat every kind of infection, now
it has been shown that it
helps to prevent colds and flu. Garlic contains allicin and allitin
which are known to kill germs.
It also stimulates the immune system to release natural killer cells
which kill germs. The one thing
that is hard to do is eat raw garlic. There are some ways to cook it
to soften the taste.
Years of research have shown that garlic is an effective agent in
improving our overall health. It
helps with cardiovascular health issues, such as high blood pressure,
cholesterol, or heart attacks.
It also aids our immune system and in circulation and digestion, and
provides detox and cleanse
One of the best treatments for cold and flu is a cup of green tea followed
by some chicken soup.
They contain compounds the relieve congestion and keep your immune
system strong. Tea contains
theophylline which breaks up congestion and quercetin which helps
viruses from multiplying. Home made
chicken soup not canned helps prevent cold and flu systems.
In research it was shown that it was able to prevent white blood vessels
from causing inflammation in airways. Make sure the broth is not made
from bouillon or it won't work per the research studies. You can also
take a bite of a hot pepper it contains a compound capsaicin which
will help you breath better.