Soups to prevent flu and influenza

Mothers and babies must up intake of whole foods rich in Vitamin C and zinc to prevent flu and influenza.

Here are 5 ways to prevent the cold and flu with nutrition.

  1. Hydration – The outdoor air is drier in cold weather, and our heated homes are dry. Staying hydrated in the winter keeps mucous membranes soft and moist, preventing tiny cracks that allow viruses and bacteria to enter. Is eight glasses a day enough water to keep hydrated? One simple rule of thumb is this: divide your weight (pounds) by two. That’s the minimum number of ounces your body needs. If you exercise, take your weight and multiply by 2/3 to get the number of ounces. Everyone’s specific fluid needs may differ.
  2. Plant-based foods – A diet rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grains is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Antioxidants are known to reduce the risk of stroke and enhance immune defense, which lowers the risk of cancer and infection. Phytonutrients are linked to increased immunity and faster healing. Aim for seven servings of fruits and vegetables and at least three servings of whole grains per day. Nutrient-packed choices include broccoli, red onion, blueberries, grapes, oats, barley and tea.
  3. Probiotics – Recent research shows probiotics (dietary supplement) boosting the immune system. The theory is healthy bacteria found in probiotics keep the gut and intestinal tract low in disease-causing germs. Yogurt with live active cultures and kefir are good food sources of probiotics. Over-the-counter supplements also are available. Some studies were based on a 7-ounce serving of yogurt with live cultures.
  4. Exercise – Moderate physical activity is a powerful immunity booster. A 30 to 60 minute walk most days per week is considered moderate exercise. Too much or not enough exercise actually can weaken immune systems. Try dancing, walking, stationary biking, indoor swimming or similar activities to move more in the winter months.
  5. Vitamins and Minerals – Many supplements claim to reduce colds and viruses, but few studies substantiate claims. A literature review on vitamin C supplementation found no difference in cold rates for those who took 200 mg daily and those who took none. One exception was people who exercised outside in the winter. They benefited from the vitamin C supplement and reduced risk of catching a cold by 50%. The best supplement option is a multivitamin/mineral once per day with 100% of the recommended daily values of vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D, and minerals chromium, copper, folic acid, selenium, calcium and zinc.

3 Warming Soups for Liver Cleanse and Detox

Source: https://www.theawesomegreen.com/3-warming-soups-for-liver-cleanse/

Our liver, the master metabolizer, filters the entire blood volume every three minutes. How about that? All our organs have their special role, but it’s the liver that processes and neutralizes all the chemicals our body is exposed to, from our food, environment, or personal care products. In healthy diets or detox diets, when we consume appreciable quantities of vegetables and fruits, our cells receive high concentrations of potassium which flushes out excess water and toxins, creating an alkaline environment.

 

The toxins are then sent via the bloodstream to the liver, which neutralizes them for excretion either by the kidneys or through the colon, via the bile. During detox diets, lots of toxins are flushed out from our cells, so the liver is exposed to a greater pressure and needs to be stimulated to cope with the higher bile production. A healthy production of bile is essential for eliminating the toxins, so we should help the liver with key nutrients, such as antioxidants (for instance the detoxifying betalains in this Beet and Ginger Detox Elixir) and fiber.

 

Soluble Fiber Sources: oatmeal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, nuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, beans, celery, carrots.

Insoluble Fiber Sources: seeds, nuts, brown rice, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins.

 

My three detox soups are not only packed with potassium for creating an alkaline environment and to help flush out the toxins from our cells, but also with fiber, soluble for stimulating the bile secretion and insoluble for promoting bowel movement and elimination of toxins. The soups come with gorgeous colors, taste delicious, and I actually added them to my comfort food recipe section because they make me feel amazing.

These soups are part of my 3-Day Detox and Restore Plan, one that you can actually keep, but you can also have one of them for dinner during my cleansing program The Simplest 1-Day Detox. Also, this Brussels Sprouts Soup or the Vegan Mushroom Soupwill perfectly fit any detox diet.

 

UPDATE JANUARY 2018
To make any of these soups  even sexier for my body cells, I sprinkle two teaspoons of my home-made detox mix on top of the bowl to boost their flavor and trigger the natural detoxification process with healing spices.
You’ll find the details, recipe and photo at the end of this post, after the soup recipes.

 

Broccoli Detox Soup

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4.3 from 18 reviews
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A gorgeous green soup, loaded with vitamins, fiber and minerals.
Author: The Awesome Green
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup greens (kale, spinach, beet greens or any other available)
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups filtered water or low sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Toasted mixed seeds and nuts, 1 teaspoon coconut milk, to garnish
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil, add the onion, garlic, carrot, parsnip, celery sticks and broccoli, and cook over low heat for five minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the filtered water or vegetable broth, bring to a boil, then cover the pot with a lid and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender but not mushy.
  3. Stir in the greens, then transfer into the blender, add the chia seeds and lemon, and process to obtain a smooth cream.
  4. Top with toasted seeds and serve warm.
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Beet Detox Soup

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4.3 from 18 reviews
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Pink colored and tasting delicious, this beet soup is a real power house when it comes to nutrition.
Author: The Awesome Green
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 medium beet roots
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small leek, finely diced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, warm
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp chia, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, 1 teaspoon coconut milk, to garnish
ALSO YUMMY:  Black Bean Burgers with Herbed Avocado Sauce
Instructions
  1. Place the unpeeled beet roots in a pot, cover with water, bring to boil then simmer for 30 minutes until tender.
  2. Drain from water and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a cast iron skillet, add the onions, garlic, leek, and carrot and cook for 5-7 minutes over low heat. Remove from the heat and transfer onto a plate.
  4. Peel the beet roots, cut into cubes, and add into the blender, together with the cooked vegetables and warm vegetable broth.
  5. Process to obtain a smooth cream.
  6. Season with salt and serve garnished with mixed seeds.
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 Sweet Potato Detox Soup

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4.3 from 18 reviews
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Packed with vitamin A and fiber, this orange soup is the best choice for a detox dinner.
Author: The Awesome Green
Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cooked red lentils
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in quarters
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth, warm
  • ½ inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon coconut milk, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven at 165°C/329°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper, add the sweet potato, carrots, parsnip, onion, and garlic, season with salt, chili, turmeric, and cumin, add the coconut oil and toss to combine.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes then transfer into the blender.
  4. Add the warm vegetable broth, grated ginger, and cooked red lentils into the blender and process to obtain a smooth cream.
  5. Serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.
Notes

Update with my 82 yr old mom with groin pain

I have been massaging her feet with oil with added essential oils of lemon grass, eucalyptus and other oils.

After a week, she sweat a lot and has now energy and back to her work.

I have been giving her whole foods and supplementation such as potassium, activated charcoal, Likepak from http://www.nuskin.com (use sponsor ID USW9578356) , omega 3, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C and D.

She rested for a while eating soups most of the time and hydration. I bought green smoothie and juice of pineapple, orange and banana.

I also bought plantains, asparagus, onions, garlic and fish (wild).

Her doctor confirmed what I suspected she had , a virus, from her travelling for 12 hours in the plane with many sick people.

So wash your hands, rest and eat well.

Connie

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Virus , Vitamin A, B , D and C and why some people die from the Flu

Story at-a-glance

  • While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself
  • Research has highlighted the link between influenza and severe sepsis (blood poisoning). Symptoms of sepsis can mimic the flu, and are often overlooked. Without prompt treatment, the condition can be deadly
  • Use of intravenous vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality nearly fivefold, from 40 to 8.5 percent
  • Optimizing your vitamin D level is far more potent a preventive strategy than getting a seasonal flu vaccine. People with significant vitamin D levels may reduce their risk of respiratory infections such as influenza by 50 percent
  • People with higher vitamin D levels may also benefit from additional vitamin D, reducing their risk of flu by 10 percent, which equals the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine, including this year’s vaccine

By Dr. Mercola

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season appears particularly virulent. Influenza activity increased significantly in December, with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating, and in a December 27 notice, the agency noted that “In the past, A(H3N2) virus-predominant influenza seasons have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in persons aged 65 years and older and young children …”1

While influenza can indeed be deadly in rare cases, what most health experts fail to tell you is that these deaths are typically the result of secondary infections, not the flu virus itself. Importantly, research has highlighted the link between influenza and severe sepsis — a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream (which is why it’s sometimes referred to as blood poisoning).

Symptoms of sepsis are often overlooked, even by health professionals, and without prompt treatment, the condition can be deadly. Unfortunately, conventional treatments often fail, and most hospitals have yet to embrace the use of intravenous (IV) vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine,2 which has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality from 40 to a mere 8.5 percent.3,4

How Influenza May Cause Lethal Sepsis

According to researchers, “Severe sepsis is traditionally associated with bacterial diseases … However, viruses are becoming a growing cause of severe sepsis worldwide.” As noted in the video above, some sepsis symptoms also resemble influenza, which can lead to tragedy. The video offers guidelines on how to tell the difference between the two.

Sepsis, without doubt, requires immediate medical attention, whereas most people will successfully recover from the flu with a few days to a week of bedrest and fluids. Just how influenza can lead to sepsis is a somewhat complex affair, described as follows:5

Nutrition: Great Foods for Getting Vitamins A to K in Your Diet

Jul 26, 2016 – Learn how to get the vitamins you need — including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K — in your diet. … Click through the slideshow to learn about high-vitamin foods that can help you get the nutrition you need. … Foods that are particularly high in B-9, or folic acid, include leafy green vegetables and poultry.

Find Out The Best Herbs & Vitamins for Herpes Treatment & Prevention

Jul 18, 2017 – If there’s a miracle vitamin for herpes, it’s vitamin C. It’s been seen as an effective treatment for HSV since 1936. According to many studies, the ascorbic acid in vitamin c prevents thevirus from activating and/or recurring so often after infection, supports the immune system, and accelerates the lesion healing …

Vitamins could be a WASTE if you’re swallowing them with THIS drink …

https://www.express.co.uk › Life & Style › Health

Mar 15, 2017 – They suggest key supplements people should be aware of are vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, as well as calcium, iodine and iron. But a new survey of … the absorption of calcium.” If you want to ensure you get enough iron for the day ahead at breakfast, people could skip the tea and drink orange juice instead.

Natural approach to tonsillitis | Health24

Jul 21, 2012 – Gargle with a disinfectant such as sage or tea tree oil steeped in hot water and cooled, and by take echinacea, garlic and golden seal herbal extracts. Phytolacca … Eat foods rich in folic acidand vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Foods full of flavonoids, iron, magnesium and zinc will also help. Make sure you get …

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): Why Clinical Nutrition is Imperative

By Dr. Millie Lytle ND, MPH, CNS. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is ubiquitous. Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. An estimated 6.2 million people are newly infected every year1. More than 100 HPV types have been identified, over 40 of which can infect the genital area, …

Missing: abc

Have HPV? How to clear the infection naturally | Fox News

Feb 29, 2016 – As your immune system is the first line of defense against HPV, boosting it can help fight off the virus naturally. “I would tank up on certain vitamins,” Landa said. “Several vitamins have been shown to increase the likelihood of clearing the HPV.” “The first one is B vitamins— especially Folic acidand B12.

Missing: abc

Exotic Fruit and Tropical Fruit for your health – My Exotic Fruit

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FRUIT. NUTRITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS. A. AMBARELLA. Ambarella is a good source of vitamin C and iron. APPLE BANANAS. Contains potassium and fibre and are higher in vitamins C and A than common bananas. ATAULFO MANGO (CHAMPAGNE MANGO). Rich in vitamin A, B, C and dietary fibre. ATEMOYA.

Vitamin Chart – KidsHealth

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Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid), Vitamin C is needed to form collagen, a tissue that helps to hold cells together. It’s essential for healthy bones, teeth, gums, and blood vessels. It helps the body absorbiron, aids in wound healing, and contributes to brain function. You’ll find high levels of vitamin C in citrusfruits, …

Missing: tea

Fundamentals of Nursing – E-Book – Page 1017 – Google Books Result

TABLE 44-6 Nutrition and the Immune System IMMUNE/ PHYSIOLOGICAL MALNUTRITION Granulocytes and bacteria Longer time for COMPONENT EFFECT VITAL NUTRIENT Antibodies Decreased amount Protein, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, folic acid, thiamin, biotin, riboflavin, niacin GI tract Systemic movement of Arginine, …

7 Fulvic Acid Benefits, Uses: Improve Gut, Skin & Brain – Dr. Axe

Mar 10, 2016 – Folic acid and fulvic acid might sound similar, but they’re actually very different. Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin, which is why they are sometimes called vitaminB9. Folate occurs naturally in folate foods (especially vegetables, whole grains and beans), but folic acidis the …

Flu or Cold

flu vs cold

Take care of your immune system with adequate sleep, proper nutrition (sulfur rich foods, garlic, oregano) and other healing ways from massage oil with oregano essential oil, eucalyptus, etc.

Foods to eat to prevent flu or when you have flu to lessen its duration

Vitamin C, Vitamin D, zinc, glutamine, and sulfur rich foods such as garlic, onions, asparagus, yellow and red colored fruits and vegetables.

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Rest, massage and hydration help in making your immune system strong.

Top 15 Glutamine-Rich Foods You Should Add To Your Diet

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Dec 27, 2017 – Glutamine is the most abundant non-essential amino acid in your body (1). Research says that it boosts immunity, prevents muscle loss, speeds up muscle recovery due to illnesses or flesh wounds, and improves digestion (2), (3). But its levels can take a dip due to severe illness (cancer or AIDS), strenuous …

L-Glutamine and Diet – Sources of L-Glutamine | Weight Loss and …

The dietary sources of glutamine includes especially the protein-rich foods like beefchickenfishdairy products, eggs, vegetables like beans, beets, cabbage, spinachcarrots, parsley, vegetable juices and also in wheatpapayabrussel sproutscelerykale and fermented foods like miso.

8 Glutamine Rich Foods and How They Can Boost Your Muscle …

Jan 23, 2017 – Here is a list of glutamine rich foods that you could consume in case of lack of this highly essential protein.

All About Glutamine | Precision Nutrition

What you should know about glutamine. Where to find it. Cabbage and beets contain high concentrations of glutamine. (Eastern European grandmothers everywhere, rejoice! You have one more reason to encourage your “too skinny” grandchildren to eat the buraczki, borscht and holubtsi!) Otherfood sources include fish, …

Food Containing Glutamine | Live Well – Jillian Michaels

As an amino acid, glutamine is a building block of proteins, which are essential to maintain and build muscle mass. Consequently, glutamine is important to bodybuilders and other athletes as a muscle-promoting nutrient. Glutamine is available as a supplement, although some foods naturally contain it and are good sources …

Which foods are high in glutamine? | Exercise.com Blog

Are there foods that have more glutamine than others? Animal proteins are very rich in glutamine and have high concentrations of the amino acid. Some of the best sources of animal proteins withglutamine are dairy products. These include milk, ricotta cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese. The meatsources that are high in …

Kidneys, lungs, immune system and virus

Take care of your immune system with sleep, nutrition and other remedies such as herbs.

Connie

Goodpasture syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disease that attacks thelungs and kidneys. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly produces antibodies against collagen in the lungs and kidneys.Nov 7, 2016

Pulmonary-Renal Syndrome – Lung and Airway Disorders – Merck …

https://www.merckmanuals.com › … › Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs

Pulmonaryrenal syndrome combines both diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (recurrent or persistent bleeding into the lungs) and glomerulonephritis (damage to the microscopic blood vessels in the kidneys in which people have body swelling, high blood pressure, and red blood cells in the urine).

Goodpasture’s Syndrome – The National Kidney Foundation

Goodpasture’s Syndrome. Goodpasture’s Syndrome is an uncommon autoimmune disease that affects both the kidneys and the lungs. An autoimmune disease means that the immune system, which usually protects the body from infection, attacks healthy parts of the body by mistake.

Introduction to Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs – Lung and Airway …

http://www.msdmanuals.com › … › Autoimmune Disorders of the Lungs

In autoimmune disorders that involve the lungs, the immune system attacks and damages lung tissue. Different … Important lung autoimmune disorders include diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, which involves bleeding into the lungs, andpulmonaryrenal syndrome, which involves bleeding into the lungs pluskidney dysfunction.

Goodpasture Syndrome Overview: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

https://www.webmd.com › A to Z Guides › Reference

Nov 7, 2016 – Researchers do not fully understand why the immune system attacks collagen in the lungsand kidneys. Goodpasture syndrome can run in families. So some researchers believe it may have a genetic component. Other factors that may increase the risk of Goodpasture syndrome include: Exposure to certain …

Goodpasture Syndrome | NIDDK

https://www.niddk.nih.gov › … › Kidney Disease › Glomerular Diseases

Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition—a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs—that involves inflammation in the blood vessels and can cause similarlung and kidney problems. Goodpasture syndrome is sometimes called anti-GBM disease. However, anti-GBM disease is …

Rare diseases | Kidney disease – American Kidney Fund (AKF)

http://www.kidneyfund.org › Kidney Disease › Other Kidney Conditions

It includes glomerulonephritis, bleeding in the lungs, and a problem with your immune system that causes it to attack the tiny filters in your kidneys and the tissue in your lungs. The damage to yourkidneys can lead to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. If Goodpasture syndrome is not diagnosed and treated quickly, …

Goodpasture syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

https://medlineplus.gov › Medical Encyclopedia

Aug 1, 2017 – Goodpasture syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It occurs when the immune systemmistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. People with this syndrome develop substances that attack a protein called collagen in the tiny air sacs in the lungs and the filtering units (glomeruli) of the kidneys.

Autoimmune Lung Diseases | LIVESTRONG.COM

https://www.livestrong.com › Diseases and Conditions

An autoimmune disorder is an illness in which the body begins to attack its own healthy cells, producing inflammation and an overproduction of collagen, a naturally occurring protein that helps make up connective tissue and maintain skin elasticity. While some autoimmune diseases attack a specific part of the body, many …

Goodpasture’s Syndrome – DaVita

Goodpasture’s syndrome is an unusual autoimmune disorder that can cause lung disease and chronickidney disease (CKD). A healthy immune system produces antibodies to fight off germs and bacteria. In Goodpasture’s syndrome, the immune system makes antibodies that attack healthy protein called collagen in the air …

Goodpasture Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Jan 11, 2016 – Goodpasture syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when your immune system attacks the walls of your lungs and the tiny filtering units in your kidneys.