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.
Also read “Flu Season Do’s and Don’ts” and “Flu Destruction—Yes, the Flu is Dangerous” (next blog post)
Note: These wise words are provided by Spiritual Presence.