6 Essential Foods and Supplements To Cure Freshers’ Flu

6 Essential Foods and Supplements To Cure Freshers’ Flu

After spending the week being a social butterfly, sharing ‘never have I ever’ stories with your new flatmates over shots, it’s inevitable that you’re going to come down with the plague that is…Freshers’ flu.

Freshers’ flu is characterised by a severe headache, cough, sore throat and generally just not wanting to leave your bed. Since you’d have to be pretty lucky to avoid this epidemic, we’ve put together some tips to help you on your way to a speedy recovery!

Fruit and Vegetables

Whilst you may think you’ve got away from the days of your mum force feeding you your greens, fruits and vegetables are the single most essential way to help improve your flu-like symptoms. These brightly coloured, nutritious foods are packed full of vitamins that act as antioxidants which help to reduce oxidative stress on the body. So load up on leafy green veg such as spinach, kale, broccoli and vitamin C packed foods such as peppers, kiwis and berries to give your immune system a much needed boost.


Whilst it may seem like an old wives tale that your grandma once told you, honey, has in fact been found to be a potent cough suppressant due to its natural ability to fight infection. This sweet yummy liquid also has soothing, immunological effects which aid the symptoms of a sore throat. Try adding a teaspoon of honey to warm water with a dash of lemon to help you get rid of that husky voice, just in time for your first lectures!


This fiery medicinal spice has been found to reduce replication of virus cells, stopping the nasty influenza from spreading. Tumeric contains Curcumin which is an antioxidant and natural antibiotic, so no need to reach for the medicine cabernet head to the spice rack! Add 1 tablespoon of Tumeric to hot milk for a warming dose of flu fighting nourishment.

Myvitamins Nutri Green Plus

Nutri Green Plus contains a nutritious mix of over 35 different fruit, vegetable and plant extracts including Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Blueberry, Pomegranate and many other yummy ingredients. If you’re feeling run down, bunged up, and don’t feel like cooking, this is one of the simplest ways to boost your vitamin and antioxidant intake.  Simply add a scoop of Nutri Green plus to 250-350ml of water or juice and consume. Alternatively, you can sprinkle Nutri Greens onto your favourite foods such as yoghurt or cereal.


Ginger is one of the best cold and flu fighting remedies around, with over 40 fantastic, medicinal properties. The compound responsible for all these amazing healing abilities is called gingerol, this spicy substance helps to clear the sinuses, relieve symptoms of a headache and soothe your nauseous stomach. Alongside this, ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and ultimate, anti-fresher’s flu agent!

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Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

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Qualified nutritionist, health blogger and marketing executive who loves festivals and eating kiwi with the skin on...

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