7 Flu-fighters in Your Kitchen

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 22, 2014

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Flu can strike anytime and quite often it leaves you unable to follow your regular schedule. These flu fighters right from your kitchen will help you defeat the flu without medications.
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    Flu, one of the most common health problems especially in children, can leave you restless and uncomfortable. However you will now be able to fight it with the following effective solutions from your own kitchen. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic which also offers amazing antioxidising properties. It stimulates white blood cells and therefore, boosts the immune response. Eating garlic regularly will keep your immense system very effective and in turn keep the flu at bay. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Broccoli contains high levels of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients. Broccoli is good for your health and will help you fight flu. Add broccoli to your diet and stay healthy. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Oranges can also be good at fighting flu as they are high in vitamin C and potassium, which will help to boost the immune system, improve skin and even reduce the risk for cancer. Add more oranges to your weekly diet and keep flu away. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Another amazing and tasty remedy from your kitchen comes in the form of papayas which are excellent source of powerful antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A. Add a papaya to your plate if you catch flu to start feeling better instantly. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Wheatgrass is rich in essential nutrients and offers high amounts of vitamin C, E, K and B complex, including B12. Add powdered wheatgrass to your health drink. Wheatgrass will help you fight the flu effectively. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Kale is rich in antioxidants and cancer-fighting nutrients. It is also a great source of fibre to aid digestion and inflammation. Add kale to your plate along with papaya and oranges. You will get the benefits of all the three foods combined. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Capsicum is rich in immune-boosting vitamin C. One small capsicum can provide up to seven times the daily recommended vitamin C intake. Due to the high vitamin content, it can be very helpful in fighting flu. Image Courtesy: Getty


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