With flu season upon us, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to protect yourself this winter, as recommended by experts – from how to defeat the virus, to preventing infection in the first place…

1. Try A Keto Diet 

Results of a new study suggest that the body may be able to defeat the influenza virus, better known as the flu, if the person follows a Ketogenic diet.

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2. Up your Omega 3 intake

Nutritionist, psychologist and author Dr Glenville recommends increasing your Omega 3 intake to beat the flu: “Try to eat oily fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel) three times a week. They are rich in Omega 3, which not only help reduce inflammation but also increase airflow and protect the lungs from colds and respiration infections.”

“You can also go for a high-quality supplement to make sure you get enough of Omega 3, such as NHP’s Omega 3 Support (£29.77), made from pure wild deep-sea fish oil.”

3. Prevention with Probiotics

How about reducing the chances of developing coughs and colds in the first place? The latest clinical study from Pro-Ven probiotics found that taking one ‘ShapeLine’ (£29.95) capsule, their newest probiotic, every day has impressive wellness benefits, which include a massive 40% reduction in upper respiratory tract infections (coughs and colds).

As well as the impressive 40% reduction in coughs and cold, participants taking ShapeLine also had more energy and better moods than those not taking ShapeLine!