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Fight the Flu

By Mabelle

Fortunately, I'm the type of person who gets sick only probably once a year – but when it does strike – I feel like the most useless person on earth!

A lot of us do hate getting sick – so we need to **fight the illness **before it even starts.

Here are some tips on how we can fight the dreaded flu, as compiled by Australian Women's Health:
Two words: Chamomile tea!
Chamomile can help soothe your ruffled nerves, make you feel calm and relaxed – while at the same time staving off the common cold.

Bring out the oats.
That breakfast oatmeal has more health benefits than you think. Oats contain beta-glucans, which are a component of fiber. And there's no better source of fiber in the world than oats.
Sip that tomato soup.
If chicken soup is the cure for whatever's ailing you, substitute the chicken with tomato to help prevent illness in the first place. The lycopene in tomatoes are a great antioxidant which helps boost your immune system.
Down a bottle of sports drink.
Can you imagine any of those towering basketball players getting sick? The reason why they have such a strong immune system is in what they're drinking. Gatorade helps boost your immune system when downed during an intense workout.

Photo Credit: eHow

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