7 Foods Guaranteed to Help You Combat the Flu

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By The Captain November 11, 2020

Wellness Captain Best Foods to Combat the Flu

Foods rich in vitamin C

If you want the flu to go away instantly, then vitamin C is your best friend. Although supplements containing this vitamin are extremely popular, experts recommend you to try and get it from whole foods instead. As a general rule, your body can absorb nutrients most efficiently through natural, whole foods.

Some of the best sources of vitamin C are:

  • Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons
  • Tomatoes (maybe you can enjoy a salad to amplify the health benefits?)
  • Strawberries

Leafy greens

I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of leafy greens. More precisely, I’m not overly excited thinking about spinach (sorry Popeye) or kale.

However, these foods can work wonders when you’re battling the flu – or any other virus and bacteria common to the cold season for that matter. Leafy greens are extremely rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, both of which can improve your immunity big time.

I’ve tried countless recipes to find a delicious way of eating leafy greens. So far, what I’d recommend most is this kale smoothie recipe because it’s quick, nutritious and you can barely feel the kale taste!

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