Flu (Influenza) as we know is a seasonal thing and winters are the worst ones to get affected with during holiday fun times. Common symptoms of the flu are chills and fever, pharyngitis, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort.Especially its considered dangerous when kids and elders get affected.
Flu shots every year around October/November times may help us to some extent but here is another tip from Reader’s digest of how to avoid Flu with proper diet – Eat foods that has “Quercetin”. Quercetin is a plant pigment found in many foods such as onions, apples, berries, tea, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, grapes and red wine. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that may protect brain cells from damage.
University of South Carolina researcher J. Mark Davis, PhD. says, are red onions, which have quadruple the Quercetin of most other produce. Eat them raw or cooked, though cooking foods with Quercetin may make the antioxidant more easily absorbed.
Stay healthy and have happy holidays !