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"6 foods that fight flu and cold"

It's flu season and many of us are just trying to survive the symptoms. The holidays are over, we're back at work instead of being with our families, it feels like there is no end in sight when suddenly your child gets sick or you get that feeling that something isn't right. You may be wondering "How do I keep this from happening?" Well, take a look at these 10 foods!

1. Orange juice and honey

Orange juice and honey have been used for centuries by many cultures to fight flu and cold symptoms. It is a natural remedy that can be made in minutes at home. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of orange juice and honey as well as how to make it.
In addition, we have included five different recipes for you to try out with your family! Here are some pros: cures coughs, sore throat relief, helps prevent illness from spreading (when taken internally) and tastes great too! Here's what you need: 1-2 cups of water or tea; 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder; 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice; 3 tablespoons raw honey; 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root (optional);

2. Eggs and oatmeal

Eggs are packed with protein and oatmeal is high in fiber. Combined they make one of the most filling breakfast recipes you can get your hands on.  This recipe will not only fight flu and cold symptoms but also help to increase energy levels, lower cholesterol, reduce risk for diabetes, obesity and heart disease.  With all these benefits this dish just may be worth a try!

3. Yogurt with goji berries 

Have you ever had a cold? It can be really frustrating. You're tired, your nose is stuffed up, and everything else seems like more work than it's worth. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help fight the flu or cold. One of them is eating yogurt with goji berries! Here are three reasons why this may be helpful for fighting off the flu or cold:

a) Yogurt contains probiotics which aid in digestion and also helps make our immune system stronger;

b) Goji berries contain antioxidants which help restore energy levels;

c) Both ingredients have been shown to boost our immune system because they're rich in vitamin C."
We hope these tips will help you feel better quickly!

4. Chicken soup

It is that time of year again when kids are starting to sniffle and sneeze, and we all start fighting the flu! So what can you do to fight this nasty virus? Try some chicken soup. Yes, the age-old remedy may not be a cure for your cold or flu but it can definitely help soothe and comfort you while fighting off the sickness. It's best if you make your own from scratch. Remember though, don't add salt because it'll just dehydrate you faster. Add in fresh vegetables like onion, celery, mushrooms and carrots into your pot with extra herbs such as parsley or thyme which will give flavor without adding calories or sodium." 

5. Olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper

I'm a mom and I know how easy it is to get sick with all the germs floating around. With winter approaching, we're going to need some help staying healthy! So this week, I want to share my favorite recipe for fighting colds and flu: olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. All you have to do is mix these ingredients together in a pan on your stovetop and let them simmer for about 10 minutes before enjoying!

6. Applesauce or apple cider vinegar drink - can also add cloves or ginger for a more potent flavor

Drinking apple sauce or apple cider vinegar drink can help fight the flu and colds.  The sweetness of applesauce helps to soothe sore throats, coughs, congestion, and other symptoms associated with these illnesses.  Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic that may also provide relief from these symptoms. Vinegar’s best uses are as an antiseptic for cuts and scrapes or gargling to reduce swelling in the throat caused by sinusitis or allergies.  It is important to remember that both of these remedies should be diluted before consumption because they are acidic enough to irritate your stomach lining if taken undiluted. A good option would be mixing one tablespoon of either mixture with eight ounces of water."