The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated. Apart from this, having a strong immune system helps a lot as well. The best way to boost your immune system is to follow a healthy lifestyle. Exercising frequently and having good diet with nutrient-rich foods is essential. Increasing your zinc and vitamin C intake will help because they are strong antioxidants and will help boost your immune system. You can either eat foods rich with zinc and vitamin C or take them as a supplement. Sometimes, eventhough you put ur best effort to prevent flu you still may come down with the flu. Here is how to fight it:
Drink lots of liquids
You may have fever which can lead to dehydration so it is important to drink a lot of fluids. Hot tea is your friend and will help you soothe the symptoms.
Chicken soup with:
Squeeze an entire lemon and put a lot of black pepper in your soup. Chicken soup will boost your immune system, as well as help you relieve nasasl congestion from the warmth of the liquid and the heat from the black pepper and soothe the inflammation in your throat and nose.
Take a hot shower
Hot steamy shower will help you clear out the mucus in your nose and throat and help your nasal passages.
When you have flu you feel weak and tired and you are not eager to do lots of activites. Sleep as much as you can as this prevents you getting in contact with other people as well. In 48 hours you should be as good as new.
Finally, if you are still not feeling better you should seek medical help and visit your doctor. Flu can have serious consequences which is why it is important to get medical help.
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