Flu is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system (your nose, throat and lungs). Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly.
Common signs and symptoms of the flu include: fever over 100 F (38 C); aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs; headache; dry, persistent cough; fatigue and weakness; nasal congestion or sore throat.
Electrolytes are actually the ions in salt which our heart, muscles and nerve cells need in order to carry electrical impulses as well as maintain voltages across the membranes of the cells. We lose them through vomiting, flu and diarrhea as well as through excessive sweating.
They contain water, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, citric acid, dextrose, potassium citrate and natural flavors which our body need.
Citrus Electrolyte Drink – Recipe
-½ cup fresh orange juice
-¼ cup fresh lemon juice
-2 cups of fresh water
-1/8 tsp of sea salt
-2 tbsp raw honey
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor.
Most people who get the flu can treat themselves at home and often don’t need to see a doctor.
If you have flu symptoms and are at risk of complications, see your doctor right away.