Eat to fight – The Tribune Article

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Everyday the newspaper headlines are screaming about the spread of swine flu and the toll it is taking on public health and well-being. So, what is swine flu and how can we protect ourselves from it?

Swine flu is a viral infection that affects those with a weakened or vulnerable immune system. Revving up the body’s immunity would help keep us safe. The good news is that this can be achieved through simple dietary changes.

Let me start with a discussion about our immune system. It is the body’s defense against the millions of toxins, viruses, bacteria and other microbes that invade our body every day. In order to be able to fight these germs, our immune system should be healthy. If this defense mechanism breaks down, we would fall sick more often and recover from our illnesses much more slowly.

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