Foods To Eat If You Are Suffering From Flu

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If you are suffering from flu, you may be wondering what food you should eat to speed up you recovery. Flu is very common health problem. Although not serious health hazard, flu can cause lots of suffering, especially when it drags for days. Very often one may suffer from flu as well as fever and in such situation your appetite will be at rock bottom. You will not feel like eating at all. But, during flu you should eat healthy to improve/boost your immunity and recover quickly.

We all know that right foods can improve immunity and help us fight various diseases, including flu, which actually do not have a remedy. Our body immunity fights flu and we recover. During flu, especially if it is accompanied by fever, we must eat well balanced diet with adequate protein (building block of our immunity), vitamins and minerals in the diet.

Provision of all nutrients in diet during flu is essential. Nutrients include, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, water and calorie sources such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates. All need to be taken in adequate quantities for quick recovery from flu.

What we need to eat during flu is a good well balanced diet. Our diet should consists of source of protein (such as fish, poultry, meat, sea foods, lentils, soya beans, legumes etc.), carbohydrates (whole grain cereals, such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, corn flour etc.), fats (such as found in olive oil, cooking oil, such as sunflower oil, mustard oil, groundnut oil, rice bran oil etc.). We also need to eat lots of fresh vegetables, which are good sources of vitamins and minerals. We need to mix, vegetables with leafy vegetables (such as spinach, cabbage, asparagus etc.) for adequate roughage and nutrients. Fresh fruits also should be added to the diet, which are very rich in vitamins and minerals. Fresh fruits also provide easily available carbohydrates, which are good for individuals suffering from flu.

The main point regarding diet during flu is to eat well. If you can eat protein rich diet along with vitamin and mineral rich diet, it is added advantage for faster recovery. Another important point is to eat whatever you feel like eating, because it is better to eat something than avoid food during flu. Eating what you like will hasten the recovery process and your sufferings will reduce. So, eat well if you have flu.
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