I saw this on Fuhrman’s website and thought I’d share. I’m making a batch of a veggie immune boosting broth to keep in the freezer.
“Fuhrman’s Tip of the Day: With cold and flu season upon us, keep this in mind when ill with a typical viral syndrome. It is best to rest, drink water, avoid cooked food, and only consume fresh fruit and raw vegetables if hungry. Fasting or eating very lightly when ill speeds recovery, reduces mucus production, and activates the immune system’s defenses to rapidly and dramatically eliminate the viral load …
Soup is okay, it is mostly the cooked starches and animal products I am objecting to due to their higher caloric concentration. Caloric restriction boosts immunity, and cooked foods are more calorically dense. Having such things as steamed zucchini when ill is fine.”
Thanks for sharing! I made a batch of soup on Wednesday when I first felt this ick coming on. It’s a garlicky bean, veggie, and kale soup that I threw together and tossed in the InstantPot. I have a packaged carrot and cashew soup that I think I’ll take out today, too.