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10 Holiday Flu-Fighting Heroes

‘Tis the Season for last minute trips to the mall, late night wrapping sessions, fatty holiday meals, and don’t forget all of the family and financial stress that lead to lost sleep! It’s little wonder why most of us come down with the flu at some point before Christmas.

Sure, though there are over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that you can use to battle through, but many folks prefer more natural flu remedies when their bodies are already weak and sick.

So prepare your family for the long, miserable cold and flu season ahead with the following ten natural holiday immune boosters and flu-fighting heroes…

1. Garlic

Fighting flues and blood sucking vampires with just one single clove, garlic packs a strong punch thanks to the immune-boosting sulfur compounds, alliin and allicin. Both are known for their natural antibiotic prowess and ability to inhibit bacteria growth, yeast, and fungi, and reduce general cold and flu symptoms.

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