Five flu-busting ingredients

Keep up your immune system this winter the natural way with these five flu-busting ingredients.


All berries are great for you, but blueberries have superfood status because of their high Vitamin C and polyphenol content. They’re also amongst the top foods that have high oxygen radical absorbance capacity, which means that they’re all-round great illness protectors.


Ginger has been used in China for over 2000 years to treat a variety of ailments, including flu-like symptoms – its compound gingerol is believed to be responsible for its healing and medicinal properties. You can add a small portion to smoothies, or grate and add to hot water for a pungent tea.


Not only do almonds boost the immune system, but one cup contains nearly 50% of your body’s daily recommended amount of Vitamin E. Almonds are also known to reduce stress, which is often a cause of the flu, so be sure to grab a handful of these nuts to snack on, or add to your morning smoothie.


Packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, blackcurrants are a tart flu-fighting ingredient that boost the immune system. While best known in juice form as Ribena, blackcurrants are a delicious addition to smoothies, and their vitamin properties are also said to soothe sore throats.

Orange Juice

An oldie but a goodie – oranges are packed full of vitamin C, which is a strong antioxidant that helps boost the immune system. Put the juice in your smoothies, and be sure to use the pulp as well which contains limonoids – the phytochemical limonoid, has been found to have an antiviral, anti fungal, and antibacterial effect in the body.

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