Are you sneezing or coughing constantly? Are you having a sore throat and runny nose? Are you feeling pain in every muscle of your body? Are you feeling feverish? If yes, then chances are that you might have caught the flu.
Cold and flu symptoms are almost the same, only cold is milder than flu and lasts for a few days, in comparison to the flu. Also, if you have a flu, then you might have symptoms like muscle soreness, fever and headache. Sometimes flu ends up in more serious conditions like pneumonia if not taken care of.
The major cause of cold and flu are viruses. There are almost 100 viruses that cause cold; whereas, only 3 types of influenza virus are the cause of flu i.e. A, B and C. The most common type of influenza virus in humans is type B. According to United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 200,000 people are hospitalized every year because of the flu epidemic.
The flu virus is more active in the winter season because of two main reasons. The first reason is that, the flu virus can survive indoors for much longer time in winters. The second reason is, in winters people prefer to stay indoors and therefore come in close contact with each other as a result they easily catch the flu virus.
We have a list of foods that can help you fight with the flu and cold viruses. All these foods are natural, without any side effects and are safe to be used by all age groups.