Because you don't have the luxury of having my mom make you her amazing chicken rice soup, here are 7 foods to fight colds & flu:
- GARLIC - Allicin is the major active component found in garlic and is responsible for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. People taking garlic supplements experienced less severe colds compared to those taking a placebo. You could pop a garlic pill but studies show it’s best to eat the actual thing. You might even try whipping up this amazing garlic recipe to use as a spread for #2 on this list.
- BEEF - a good source of zinc which is important in the development of the white blood cells that defend your body. Having a zinc deficiency decreases your immune function and response. Plus, the extra protein you get from chowing down on beef supports the body in building antibodies and fighting off infection. → 5 MORE FOODS TO FIGHT COLDS AND FLU