Monday, July 27, 2009

Nutrition to prevent Swine Flu - H1N1 Flu Virus

What is Swine Flu ( H1N1 Flu Virus ) ?
Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by the influenza A virus.

Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans. From time to time, human infections do occur, resulting in H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu). H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu) is a respiratory illness that causes symptoms similar to those of the regular human seasonal flu.

Sometimes, humans and animals can pass strains of flu back and forth to one another
through direct close contact. When a swine influenza virus does affect a human, there is
also a risk that the animal influenza can mutate and then spread directly between
More investigation is needed on how easily the virus spreads between people, but it is
believed that it is spread the same way as regular seasonal influenza. Influenza and other respiratory infections are transmitted from person to person when germs enter the nose and/or throat.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, lack of appetite, coughing, and sore throat. Some
people with H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu) have also reported vomiting and diarrhea.

Nutrition that helps to prevent
As the flu virus is a respiratory disease, the first main organ that contact with the virus is our lung. Therefore not only it is important to increase our overall immune system, we should also pay more attention on how to increase the immune system of your lung.

Here's are the nutrition supplement that helps to fight the disease.

Main Nutrition
Multi-Carotenoids (Vitamin A) - It helps to strengthens the immune system for the nose, airways , throat & lung.

Vitamin C - It is a strong antioxidant that helps to boost the immune system to fight virus.

Lecithin Vitamin E - Vitamin E help to protect the lung and strengthens its function.

Vitamin B Complex - Help the blood circulation thus enhances the function of the immune system and lung. - It also help to calm nerves to reduce stress. ( Depression & Stress can weaken the immune system. )

Supporting Nutrition
Protein - To supply needed amino acids for healing

Garlic - A Natural antibiotic and immune system enhance which helps to fight flu infection.

Echinacea - Helps to boost the immune system.

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