When you're sick, people seem to think that you need chicken soup all the time. While chicken soup is admittedly good - there's only so much of it that a person can eat. If you want variety and are sick of broth and noodles, stock up on these items. They are flavorful, great for meals or snacks, and able to fight the flu.
Oysters. Have them made into chowder for a tasty soup that can give you zinc to fight off infections. Aside from fighting infections, zinc in oysters also staggers ageing, thus, allowing your body to retain its vitality.
Sweet potatoes. If you crave fries when you're sick, slice and bake some sweet potatoes for a snack that's crunchy and loaded with infection-fighting and immunity-boosting beta carotene. The antioxidant in these sweet potatoes also offers a potent punch against cell damage caused by ageing and illness.
Garlic. Garlic is great for seasoning dishes. But more than just a spice, garlic is known to block enzymes that help viruses spread. Roast and cook it into soups and sauces or mince and flavor your stir fry with it to speed up your recovery.