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Superfood: Fighting the flu with medicinal foods

June 9, 2011

Summer is here, and with that the summer flu season. I’m currently speeding up recovery from flu symptoms by eating natural medicinal foods: garlic shots with black pepper, chili and cayenne pepper; shakes with grinded horseradish & fresh ginger & sqeezed lemon, and hm… let’s see… tabasco, grape seed extract, propolis liquid, nigella oil, lots of water of course; black currant smoothie with honey, hemp powder, chia seeds, brazil nut oil (for selenium) and sqeezed lemon. More vitamin C sources: kiwi, orange and lime. Eat lots of fruits and zinc, which you can find in pumpkin seeds.

Brazil nuts contains selenium which boosts your immune defense. Photo: Ola Kjelbye

Well, you get the point. The idea is to use a wide array of foods with medicinal properties, including some “superfood” supplements like spirulina, chlorella, maca, bee pollen, dried aronia, nettles and barley grass powder. Hopefully the bugs will back off from such a massive defense of anti-viral and anti-bacterial foods. Resting is of course also of utmost importance.

My advice if you want to learn what kind of foods you can use in similar situations is to check up on the ingredient lists of natural anti-viral concoctions like Jon Barron’s Superviragon. Some of them are easily available and not too expensive, like onion or garlic, from which you can squeeze allicin, or chili pepper which contains capsaicin, or black pepper which contains piperin, or mustard or horseradish which contains allylisotiocyanat. So, the next time you feel the little tingeling buzz of a cold or flu, don’t hesitate to make yourself an immune defense shake with natural immune boosting foods and spices. You probably have some at home, and then go to your local food market and get some strenghtening medicinal foods.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2011 14:36

    Intressant inlägg. En del visste jag redan, men en fråga om pumpa frön. Kan man ta dom från färsk pumpa eller köper du färdigtorkade?

    • fredrikolmqvist permalink*
      July 10, 2011 13:02

      Hej Magdalena, jag köper dem torkade, men färska borde ju funka bra. Lycka till!

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