Grandmothers knew a lot when they prescribed soup, juices, seafood, and other healthful dishes to ease flu symptoms. With these healthy options, you’re giving yourself a lot of terrific nutrients, and just as importantly, no junk food to tax your immune system. So eat up, stay warm, wash your hands often, and get plenty of rest!
Top of the Pecking Order: Chicken Soup
Homemade chicken soup has been called “Jewish penicillin” since it’s the go-to home remedy of Jewish (and non-Jewish) grandmothers everywhere.
Ready to branch out beyond chicken soup? Try homemade Vietnamese pho or a veggie-based soup to help you feel warm inside and to help soothe your aches and pains.
Go Green: Healthy Salads
More veggies and greens are always a good thing to add to your meals. Stick with seasonal greens, whole grains, and simple salads that are easy to digest and bring plenty of vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Fish for Healthy Omega-3s
Fresh fish, especially wild salmon, has been touted for its richness in healthful omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are thought to help promote immune system health. And wild fish is one of the best and healthiest sources of protein you can eat.