Everydayhealth.com offers this tip to combat the flu:

Getting an annual flu shot in advance of flu season can go a long way toward protecting yourself and your family from getting the flu, and antiviral drugs can help lessen its impact if you do get sick, although you’ll need to get a prescription from your doctor. You may also consider trying some of these natural flu remedies at home to help you get well:

Go for good old chicken soup. A study published in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that carnosine, a compound in chicken soup, can help strengthen the body’s immune system and help fight off the flu in its early days. In addition, hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, help you stay hydrated, and soothe inflamed membranes in your nose and throat.