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7 things you need to know to defeat the flu

Door handle, elevator button, phone, keyboard... We come into contact with hundreds of bacteria every minute of the day. Therefore, it is quite important to get into the habit of washing hands regularly throughout the day.

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Nutrients that protect against influenza Try to add leafy greens to your meals. It strengthens your immune system with vitamins A, C, which include cabbage, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, as well as vegetables such as peppers, fresh ginger, pumpkin. In addition, shellless fruits with antioxidant content prevent inflammation.

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For example, fresh garlic and onions will protect you against microbial infections. Especially fresh garlic that you can use in your salads will be the herbal product that best supports you in the fight against colds.

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Try to consume as little as possible, as refined sugar will adversely affect your immune system. Remember that sugar is found not only in desserts, but also in white flour, white bread, rice, ketchup and other processed foods. You can meet your sugar needs with honey or natural molasses.

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Since the dry air we encounter in winter also dries out our breathing canals, we become more prone to inflammation. It is very easy to avoid this situation: Consume fluids. Besides water consumption, you can support your liquid needs with soups that are not ready, homemade herbal teas and vegetables that you will make yourself.

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Our immune system is 70 percent affected by our intestines. You can obtain probiotics from the pharmacy, which you can use as additional food to strengthen your intestines. For natural probiotic intake, consume foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, kefir.

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An adult individual needs an average of 7-8 hours of sleep per day. When we do not regularly apply this sleep time, our body loses its self-healing function. Sleeping more than usual during the flu will shorten recovery time.

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