What Foods Can Help You Beat The Flu?

Concern over getting the flu has been rampant since H1N1 came out. This information, from acufinder.com, gives some great food suggestions that can reduce your chances of catching the flu. Check it out…

The Anti-Flu Diet
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

A study, published by The American Physiological Society found that mice were significantly less likely to contract flu when given quercetin, a powerful anti-oxidant found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. According to the study’s authors, the research also indicated that high consumption of quercetin resulted in catching fewer colds. So, what are the best quercetin rich foods that you can load up on? Quercetin is found in red onions, grapes, blueberries, tea, broccoli and red wine. Red onions are one of the best quercetin rich foods as they have approximately four times the quercetin of most other produce. Eat them raw or cooked.

Source: American Journal of Physiology

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