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The vegan way to fight the man flu

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So, It turns out that men may actually feel viral diseases in a different ways women do. Researchers at Royal Holloway University have discovered that certain viral infections have evolved to be more virulent in men. So, the vegan way to fight the man flu is through the use of foods with antiviral properties.


We all know that when men are sick, they don’t want to get help or even refuse the offer of others to help them. But, it is always good when you see reports stating the obvious: that males avoid the doctor centers, which certainly won’t help them, given that certain viruses seem to affect men more strongly than they affect women.

The study that discovered that man flu may be a real thing, also found that certain viruses affect men differently, because women can transmit pathogens during pregnancy, birth or breast-feeding, pathogens adapt, evolving lower virulence in women. So, from an adaptation prospective men are less useful for the virus.

With that in mind, below is what we know about the top 5 antiviral vegan foods that will fight the man flu

1) garlic

Garlic, besides being a powerful antiviral, has other healing superpowers such as: garlic can help treat fungal infections, cut lung cancer risk and fight intestinal parasites.

2) Ginger

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Ginger is known to soothe the throat, which is a common symptom of man flu, but it also offers fibromyalgia pain relief, it has been scientifically proven to aid with weight loss, and consuming its tea is a powerful natural way to detox.

3) Mushrooms

Mushrooms are certainly a super food and in no way, should be considered less effective to fight the man flu. This food has countless health benefits, some of which include: it may help people with multiple sclerosis, boost immunity and fight cancer. They can also be used as a natural remedy for hand, foot and mouth disease.

4) walnuts

Walnuts are a good vegan source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are needed for optimal health. But, not only that, walnuts were found to protect the colon and may protect against diabetes and heart disease in those at risk. In addition to that, walnuts rank above other nuts for antioxidant levels.

5) pomegranates

Pomegranates are high in antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C and a great source of fiber, which will certainly help to fight man flu. Its juice, may slow and prevent prostate cancer.

For more natural ways to fight the man flu, you may want to read: 7 Natural ways to treat and cure viral respiratory issues (cold and flu), and 10 solutions may help to treat flu symptoms without tamiflu