If you have the stomach flu, you’ll likely suffer a troublesome tummy along with a slew of other symptoms. However, eating a banana each day encourages mucus production, which lines the tummy and protects the digestive system from stomach acids. This is why we’re often encouraged to the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) diet following a lengthy sickness.
Although there is no clinical proof of the BRAT diet being useful, it does provide people comfort because the foods are easily digestible.
High in vitamin C and antioxidants to shorten the life of viral infections and strengthen immunity, these dark berries can be eaten raw (consume only the berries, the roots, leaves, and stem are toxic). You can also find elderberries in dried teas or supplement form.
The omega-3 prowess in salmon and other fatty fish gives the immunes system a much-needed kick-start in the face of the flu. Salmon is also high in zinc and selenium, antioxidants that eliminate viral infections and reduce inflammation.
Did you know that when your digestive tract isn’t healthy, fighting off illness is more difficult? However, eating yogurt containing healthy bacteria will promote healthy bacterial growth so you can fight off the stomach flu and ease tummy and digestive upsets.