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Healthy Foods That Help Avoid Swine Flu

Swine flu will have the greatest impact on people with weakened immune systems or who are malnourished. Everyone should take great care to build a strong immune system through a nutritionally balanced diet.

Anyone wishing to build a strong immune system and avoid swine flu should eat:

  • Foods rich in protein, like meat, chicken, eggs, fish, milk, beans, nuts, seeds and soy-based foods. Having a minimum of 3 servings of these foods per day will help build a barrier against viral infections like swine flu.
  • Lots of bright orange (carrots, pumpkins, apricots, and mangoes) and green (spinach and cabbage) fruits and vegetables. The vitamin A in these foods help strengthen the respiratory membranes.
  • Vitamin C-rich foods like peppers, spinach, citrus fruits, berries, and peas, which have anti-viral properties and help mobilize bug-eating macrophage cells.
  • Beef, eggs and seafood (especially crabs, oysters and sardines) for Zinc, which helps to form antibodies to fight the infection of swine flu.
  • Whole grains and pumpkin seeds, which also build antibodies against swine flu.
  • Apples, spinach, and other greens with iron in them.
  • Cloves and raw garlic (a source of allicin), another defense against swine flu.
  • Two echinacea tablets and a 300mg tablet of St Johns Wort three times a day.
  • Herbal tea with equal parts mint, elderflower and yarrow.
Take immediate action to include these healthy foods in your diet to build up immunity and avoid the swine flu.