HEALTH

Cold? Flu? Eat these foods

The thermometer goes down, the first colds begin and the immune system goes into action against the attack of pathogens.

How can we help our immune system? Fruits, seasonal vegetables and plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Thanks to a healthy diet it is possible to fight the typical diseases of the winter season. In fact, some foods are able to increase the immune system and protect us. Knowing these foods and following a diet that helps strengthen the immune system is the best way to prevent and treat these ailments.

Browse the photo gallery to discover the foods to eat to fight flu and colds.

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Foods against the flu: kiwi
Kiwi is rich in vitamin C, which helps the immune system fight flu viruses, colds and sore throats.
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Foods against the flu: lemon
Like kiwi, lemon is also rich in vitamin C.
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Foods against flu: broccoli
Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C. Broccoli helps reduce the duration of respiratory tract infections.
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Foods against flu: grapefruit
The same goes for lemons and kiwis.
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Foods against the flu: green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants, as well as nutrients that help the immune system function, such as vitamins A and C and folate.
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Foods against flu: carrots
Rich in vitamins and minerals, carrots help fight dry inflammation of the bronchi, throat, trachea and pharynx.
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Foods against the flu: pumpkin
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body transforms into vitamin A. Pumpkin makes the immune system stronger.
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