The holiday season is here! That means crazy shopping, colder temperatures, and an increase of germs- which also means colds are imminent. With flu season coming in strong, we have compiled a list of ways to naturally stay healthy all season long.
Incorporating ingredients like lemon, ginger, garlic, and apple cider vinegar into your daily intake is a way to naturally boost your immune system. This will make your body strong to help prevent catching any sickness or combat that sickness you may already have.
Here is a list of organic foods that are known for their immune boosting ways:
Garlic: contains phytochemical allicin, an antimicrobial compound that fights off sickness
Almonds: contains antioxidant vitamin E which boosts the immune system and can reduce your chance of catching colds and developing respiratory infections
Cayenne Pepper: aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.
Pineapple: Pineapple juice is more effective than most cough syrups
Ginger: can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flu
Lemon: aids in the relief of respiratory and breathing problems
Chia: known for their abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids, making them a great alternative from fish oil
Flax: contains lignans, which are chemical compounds that carry antioxidants and enzymes that have many benefits
Cinnamon/Honey: aids in curing chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses
Mushrooms: contain selenium, which helps white blood cells produce cytokines that clear sickness, and beta glucan, an antimicrobial type of fiber, which helps activate “superhero” cells that find and destroy infections
Apple Cider Vinegar: contains potassium, which thins mucus; and the acetic acid in it prevents bacteria growth, which could contribute to nasal congestion
When fighting sickness we tend to turn to medicine as our first option- Try the natural way instead with these nutrient packed foods famous for protecting you from the ever dreaded flu!