This flu season, it's more important than ever to be prepared for virus outbreaks. The government recommends storing a two week supply of food and water in the event a pandemic breaks out and it's unsafe to travel outdoors. Here are some more tips to stay prepared for an outbreak (https://www.ready.gov/pandemic):
Make sure you will have a continuous supply of prescription drugs in the event of an outbreak and have other basic health supplies in stock
Talk to your loved ones about actions to be taken if you or a family member gets sick
Practice sanitary habits such as frequent hand washing, covering your nose and mouth properly when sneezing, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Stay healthy by drinking lots of water, exercising, and sleeping and eating well
We've compiled recipes that will help you prepare and defend against viruses.
You can buy whole frozen chickens so that you'll have options for dining in when you want to avoid public crowds. Chicken is a versatile ingredient that is the foundation of many classic recipes. Chicken noodle soup is my favorite for recovering from the cold or flu.
Along with chicken noodle soup, soup in general is great for disease season. To stay healthy, health experts recommend drinking 8 8 oz cups of liquid a day, and drinking a lot of soup is a delicious way to achieve your hydration goals and warm up your body when you're not feeling well. You can stock up on canned soups for emergencies, or make your own delicious soup in the meantime. We have a great beef soup recipe for you to try.
Many vegetables and spices have anti-inflammatory effects and a whole host of other health benefits that may help you fight disease. Check out this tofu curry recipe which contains immune system boosting ingredients including onion, ginger, garlic, and red pepper!