In addition to washing your hands, getting enough rest, and optimizing your vitamin D levels, here is an important consideration on helping you return to good health quicker if you do get sick with the flu.
This comes from Mercola.com:
“Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs the quality of your immune response almost immediately, and as you likely know, a healthy immune system is one of the most important keys to fighting off viruses and other illness. It also can decimate your beneficial bacteria and feed the pathogenic yeast and viruses. Be aware that sugar (typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup) is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice. If you are healthy then sugar can be consumed but the LAST thing you should be eating when you are sick is sugar. Avoid it like poison while you are sick.”
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So, “no” to ice cream and gelatins and “yes” to soups.
To your good health,