Flu season is approaching. Here are food tips to protect against the flu and to heal from the flu.
To keep flu viruses from infecting:
- Eat foods that increase resistance: pumpkin, arugula, cabbage, parsley, lemon, pomegranate, mulberries, buckwheat, blackstrap molasses, and kombu seaweed. Other vegetables that are helpful in strengthening the body besides these ten foods are: cruciferous vegetables (which include the cabbage and arugula listed above) and orange-colored vegetables (which include the pumpkin listed above).
- Eat a reasonable amount of food each day. Too much food taxes the body’s defenses. Too little food lowers the body’s resistance.
- Supplement your diet with garlic, sprouted seeds from the cabbage family (broccoli, watercress, and turnip sprouts), and small amounts of certain oils (olive oil that was cold-pressed extra virgin, evening primrose oil, and borage seed oil).
During the flu
To counter the flu virus after it has overcome the body’s defenses:
- Warming foods are helpful. If chewing is an effort, eat pureed vegetable and chicken soup, if you eat meat. Eat pureed vegetable and legume soup, if you don’t eat meat.
- Eat when your appetite appears. Don’t put off eating, because the flu can influence your desire to take in foods that combat the virus.
- Eat foods listed in the section above.
After the flu
To strengthen the body after the flu has passed:
- Slowly increase the amount of food you eat.
- Avoid highly processed and sweetened foods.
- Limit the amount of dairy products until the residual effects of the flu have passed.
Note: These wise words are provided by Spiritual Presence.