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Fighting Colds and Flu with Good Food

Fighting Colds and Flu with Good Food

Winter has arrived and while it means snow, beautiful winter fashions, sitting next to the fire and snuggling, it also means an increase in exposure to colds and flu.

Because of this increase, it’s always a good idea to boost the immune system. You can go for a shot at the pharmacy, take a handful of vitamins in the morning, or you can eat the right food.

There are so many options that are not only tasty, but good for you as well. The zinc in beef helps the body build white blood cells, which helps fight viruses. Strawberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, while garlic contains allicin, known for boosting the immune system.

Try any of these dishes to boost your body against colds and flu.

Biltong Salad

Active ingredients: Beef, strawberries.

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Horseradish and Couscous Fillet Roll

Active ingredients: Horseradish, Beef

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Bacon-wrapped Beef Fillet

Active ingredients: Beef, garlic

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Beef Bolognaise 

Active ingredients: Beef, garlic, pepper, oregano, cinnamon, lemon juice.

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Chicken and Barley Soup

Active ingredients: A compound in chicken soup, called carnosine, can help against those first signs of flu. It also helps that chicken soup is widely regarded as the go-to dish when a person is feeling poor. The barley in this dish also boosts the immune system.

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