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.