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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Flu Fighting Foods

Immunity Enhancing Antiviral and Nutritional Foods
Apple Antiviral. Antibacterial. Anti-inflammatory. Antioxidant. Rich in soluble and insoluble fiber. The peel contains Quercitin. Quercetin is known as a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Primary sources of quercetin are blueberries, red onions, apples and spinach. Lowers cholesterol and has cancer prevention properties.
Barley Reduces cholesterol. Has anti-viral and anti-cancer activity. Contains potent antioxidants. Long known as a “heart medicine” in the Middle East.
Berries Antiviral, rich in vitamin C. High in fiber. Powerful antioxidant. Prevents cell mutations that can lead to cancer.
Broccoli Antioxidants. Antiviral. Lowers cholesterol. Fiber. Cancer prevention properties, especially for estrogen dependent breast cancers
Cabbage Antibacterial. Antioxidant. Antiviral. Cabbage and bok choy are the best sources for cancer prevention properties
Carrot Antioxidant. Antiviral. High in beta carotene. Strengthens immune system. Fiber.
Cauliflower Antioxidants. Antiviral. Lowers cholesterol. Fiber for the gut. Cancer prevention properties, especially for estrogen dependent breast cancers.
Corn Antioxidant. Antiviral
Cranberry Antiviral. Antibiotic.
Garlic Strengthens immune system. Antibiotic. Anti fungal. Antioxidant. Antiviral. Anti-inflammatory. Lowers blood cholesterol. Lowers blood pressure. Lowers blood sugar levels. Blood thinner. Good for asthma, colds and coughs. May prevent tumors and inhibit the growth of tumors
Honey Antibiotic. Wound healing. Treatment for intestinal bacteria. Sedative. Sugars suppress the immune system so use sparingly.
Mushrooms Strengthens immune system. Block tumor growth. Eat mushrooms cooked for the best benefit, not raw.
Onions Antibiotic. Anti-inflammatory. Antiviral powerful antioxidant. cancer prevention properties. Good for asthma, colds, allergies, infections or even to rub on insect bite to relieve itching
Pineapple antibacterial. antiviral. anti-inflammatory. aids digestion
Plum Antibacterial. Anti-viral. Laxative.
Red Grapes. Antiviral, antibacterial. antioxidant.
Strawberry Antiviral, anti-cancer activity. Often eaten by people less likely to develop all types of cancer.
Soybean Antioxidant. Antiviral. Lowers blood cholesterol. Estrogen hormone properties.
Yogurt Antibacterial. Antioxidant. Strengthens immune system. A wonderful wonder food.