By Kim Anthony
Fight Flu the all natural way! Last year’s flu season seemingly struck with a vengeance. The number of reported flu cases was at a startling high. Unfortunately, the bug bit me and my family as well. What’s worse is that it got us smack dab in the thick of the holiday cheer. It was a rough encounter, to say the least!
Thankfully, after two long weeks filled with fevers, meds, stuffy noses, coughs, headaches and everything in between, we triumphantly recovered. I vowed that I would take the necessary steps to be more preventative before the next flu season attacked. This year I started early, researching and utilizing the most highly recommended flu fighting methods (so far, so good).
Of course, there were tons of options, but based on the reviews from experts and individuals, the following were documented as the most preferred and effective methods by both experts and those who’d tried them. These tested tips for cold and flu prevention can increase your likelihood of staying well all season — and better yet — year round.
Pink grapefruit is full of Vitamin C, which helps keep the immune system strong and aggressively fights illnesses. As an added bonus, grapefruit is packed with lycopene, a phytochemical and powerful antioxidant which may reduce risk of stroke and cancer; and naringin, a flavonoid which helps the body break down fats (consequently boosting metabolism).