A Balanced Approach to Wellness

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Flu season is approaching. Here are food tips to protect against the flu and to heal from the flu.

Prevention

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.

Also read “Flu Season Do’s and Don’ts” and “Flu Destruction—Yes, the Flu is Dangerous” .

Note: These wise words are provided by Spiritual Presence.

Comments on: "Flu Protection: What to Eat" (2)

  1. […] Nutritious foods offer extra protection. Consume foods that build your resistance to germs. (See “Flu Protection: What to Eat”.) […]

  2. […] Also read “Flu Season Do’s and Don’ts” and  “Flu Protection: What to Eat”. […]

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