5 Flu-Fighting Foods to Make You Feel Better
We love fall and all the hearty dishes that come with it. What we don’t love about fall is the flu. Getting sick slows you down and can ruin your life groove. Luckily, getting plenty of rest, fluids and a few choice dishes can get you back into shape lickety-split (do people still say that?) Here are our 5 favorite flu fighting foods that’ll make you feel better in no time.
1. Green Tea
Green tea is relaxing and keeps your stomach settled. Add a bit of honey and lemon to soothe your throat.
2. Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Can you say comfort food classic? Great for when you need to eat something and aren’t feeling up to cooking. The soup is hot (like most of the items on this list) and provides nutrients and hydration
3. Turmeric Smoothie
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants. It is also one of our favorite smoothie ingredients: add a banana, lemon juice, fresh ginger, almond milk and turmeric into a blender and enjoy! Kristina from Love & Zest has a great turmeric smoothie recipe here and also some great info on the big-time healing properties of turmeric.
4. Sweets and Treats
It might be hard to down some of your favorite sweet treats when you’re feeling under the weather, but when you’re on the mend it would do you a world of good to splurge a little on a cookie or three. In fact, ginger candies have been proven to be little nausea-fighting gems. We love Tummydrops which are gluten-free and Non-GMO project verified.
5. Fermented Foods
We love fermented foods! They are great for gut health and can make digestion easy. Something that may be important when you are feeling down in the dumps. A spicy kimchi is a great sinus drainer!
Bonus - Hot Toddy
Hot water, lemon, honey and your choice of liquor is the key to a delicious hot toddy and your well being! Cuddle up with your mug and you’re favorite netflix show and you’ll be better in no time.
Whats your favorite cold or flu food? Let us know in the comments below!