Top Foods For Flu Fighting

Winter is coming, bringing with it the typical onslaught of colds, flus and various other nasties. So how do you cope against the immune-weakening impact of the chilly season? Turns out it’s all down to diet.

While there is no definitive cure for colds and flu, you can better arm your body against winter’s wrath and fight flu with food. Certain foods like garlic, ginger, honey and chillies are known to pack a ‘kung-flu’ kick, containing well-documented medicinal properties designed to boost your immune system and help you to better ward off the winter blues.

So this year, ditch the annual flu shot, and instead, opt for these high-flavour, immune-boosting flu shooters, packed with nutrients, antimicrobial properties, and pain-relieving and decongestant effects.

HOT: Red hot flu-fighting shot

1 crushed garlic clove

30 ml fresh lemon juice

1 tsp honey

½ tsp lemon zest

1 level tsp finely-grated or chopped fresh ginger

1 red chilli, finely chopped

Combine all the ingredients in a small glass and drink it in one go.

MEDIUM: Soothing flu shots

1 crushed garlic clove

25 ml fresh orange juice

1 tsp honey

1 tsp finely-grated or chopped fresh ginger

Combine all the ingredients in a small glass and drink it in one go.

MILD: Soothing tea

2 green tea teabags (or rooibos for a caffeine-free drink)

1 large lemon, sliced

2 pieces of fresh ginger root, approximately 5 cm, cleaned and roughly chopped

1 tbsp honey

In a teapot, combine tea bags with 600 ml boiling water. Add lemon, ginger and honey and let stand for 5–10 minutes. Drink 200 ml three times daily.

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