5 Best Foods to Fight the Flu

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5 Best Foods to Fight the Flu

While no food has been proven to cure or shorten the life of a cold or flu, they can help reduce the dreaded symptoms that make colds seem so distressing.

The following foods are some of the most powerful immune-boosting foods and have been shown to help shorten the life of a cold or flu.

Orange Juice: Think of Vitamin C as one of your best friends before colds and flu.

Garlic: Its real power comes in its spiciness, the key to clearing congestion.

Green tea: Green tea is said to have disease-fighting powers to prevent cavities and protect your gums.

Almonds: Touted as a nutritional powerhouse, almonds are packed with fiber, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin E.

Ginger: Packed with virus-fighting agents, such as gingerols, which have been studied as cough suppressants; Ginger is a bounty warrior in the battle against colds and flu viruses.

Chicken Soup: This magic concoction has long held the throne for cold and flu-fighting food.