The best foods to fight the flu explained

By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Veuer

Flu season is upon us, but eating a variety of certain foods could help you fight the virus.

Boost your immune system and get your dose of vitamin C from citrus fruits (a tastier option than tablets).

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Red bell peppers are great as they provide double the amount of vitamin C than any citrus fruit.

Button mushroom keep your body fighting back any organisms, plus it has selenium which is great for the liver to function.

Increasing the bacteria in your stomach means a larger production of antibodies, fermented foods like yogurts, olives and pickles will help.

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Oysters have a lot of zinc which helps create and activate white blood cells which help to protect the body against infectious disease and foreign invaders.

Get a lot out of broccoli, it provides antioxidants and vitamins!

Watermelons, sweet potatoes and garlic are very common foods that help fight infections.

Spinach is great specially if eaten raw, and good old chicken soup is high in vitamin B-6 important for the formation of red cells and help fighting antibodies.

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