Another flu season is upon us and the medical community is hopeful that it will be less severe than years past. Influenza is more than inconvenient. For some, it's life threatening. The 2017-2018 outbreak killed tens of thousands of adults and nearly 200 children. Unfortunately, short of becoming a hermit and avoiding people altogether, there is no foolproof way to prevent it. There are, however, steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Standard prevention tips
include getting the flu shot, washing your hands frequently, and avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth. In addition to this great advice, maintaining a healthy immune system is essential to improving your ability to fend off the virus. No surprise here, but the best way to enhance your body's defenses is through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Below I share with you the foods you should eat and a couple of habits you can establish to protect yourself against all illnesses, including the flu.