5 Plant Foods For Protection During Cold and Flu Season | VegNews

Who knew kiwi was so good for you…. Helps to prevent colds and helps you to sleep. I guess I’m going to have to wear gloves, because I can’t stand the feel of the skin…LOL

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Consuming healthful plant-foods regularly will decrease your risks of catching the dreaded cold or flu.

You know it is going to be a rough few days the moment when the sore throat, runny nose, headache, cough, and body aches begin. Often, these ailments—aka, a common cold and the flu—are caused by the rhinovirus, coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, and the influenza viruses. Contrary to popular belief, vegans can get sick, too, as vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can trigger a significant decrease in our immune system function, therefore allowing the invasion of one of these viruses into our bodies. The good news is that certain plant foods can help prevent—and even treat—the common cold and flu. Here are five foods I recommend to my sick patients. Of course, if you find that you develop a high fever, have trouble breathing, or have a sudden worsening in your symptoms…

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