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5 types of foods to eat when you have a flu/catarrh

People can often treat the flu through foods that are preferred to eat when they have the flu, home remedies, in addition to medical treatments and taking over-the-counter medications to relieve flu symptoms such as relieving pain, headaches and muscle aches, but it is necessary to take medical advice to describe the appropriate treatment as some can painkillers such as aspirin can lead to Reye's syndrome if they are given to children under 16 years of age.

It is possible for a person’s appetite to decrease when he has the flu, but it is necessary to eat small amounts of food and know the foods that give the body the energy and nutrients it needs to recover from the flu, and foods that are best eaten when suffering from the flu include :

1. Garlic: Garlic is usually used as a flavoring agent for food, but it has been used in alternative medicine treatments for many diseases. It is also considered a useful food when suffering from influenza because it works to enhance immunity and reduce the severity of symptoms.

2. Fruits that contain vitamin C: Vitamin C is very important since it helps to strengthen the immune system. The body can absorb vitamin C from foods that are dealt with more effectively than dietary supplements, so make sure to eat fruits that contain vitamin C when you have a flu.

3. Soup: It is possible to eat warm soup as soon as you notice flu symptoms, because it works to prevent dehydration, relieve congestion and sore throat, and when adding chicken to soup, this will supply the body with iron and protein in addition to the nutrients found in vegetables such as carrots and celery.

4. Yogurt : Eating yogurt helps relieve sore throats, boost immunity, and provides the body with protein, and you must make sure to eat whole yogurt that does not contain added sugars.

5. Oats: Whole oats have many nutritional benefits, as they are a natural source rich in immune-strengthening vitamin E , and they also contain antioxidants such as polyphenols and beta-glucan fiber to boost immunity.

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