Diet and Fitness Gerson Therapy Health By Moses Marasco / May 15, 2017 Share Share Colds can be quite the downer… It’s the same with getting the flu… Here are 5 foods that can combat the effects of these common diseases… Enjoy! Flax Seeds We’ve talked a lot about flax seeds recently, and for good reasons too! They have tons of fiber and protein. plus they improve digestion… Not only do they make your body stronger but they put less stress on your body, so whether you’re sick, just getting sick, or just having another meal, they’re great to take some of the load off the body… Add to oatmeal, cereal, ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, and many more foods… Turmeric This brightly colored relative of ginger from India has become quite popular in the Western world since it’s health benefits have become more and more well known… It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, but also a powerful antioxidant which can reduce your chances of getting the cold and flu (and even more serious conditions like cancer or Alzheimer’s disease) by strengthening your immunity and reducing oxidative damage to the body’s tissues. Watermelon No matter what time of year, this melon is full of incredible nutrients, it doesn’t hurt that it’s delicious as well… It’s an awesome thing to add to any meal, snacks, dinner, lunch, brunch, you name it… It’s rich in Vitamin C, which helps your immune system fight off infection more readily, and gives you anti-inflammatory benefits as well. Cabbage Cabbage (like cauliflower and broccoli) is a loaded with nutritional benefits. It is high in many vitamins and minerals that your body – including your immune system – needs to stay strong and its high sulfur and antioxidant content will make it much less likely that you will fall prey to the cold or flu. Its high dietary fiber content also improves your digestion, which is closely linked to a strong immune system as well. Shiitake Mushrooms Shiitake mushrooms are excellent for supporting healthy kidneys, which makes your immune system stronger since the kidneys are one way in which the body detoxifies and purifies itself, getting rid of harmful substances that can make you ill. It is also a great meat substitute since it has a fleshy texture that makes it popular in many vegetarian dishes.