Many people take medicines or vaccines during cold and flu season, but there are natural and effective ways to stay healthy in the winter time. Here are five super foods that can help fight colds and the flu.
Garlic’s antibacterial and antiviral properties help keep your immune system on guard. It also promotes healthy gastrointestinal flora and aids the body in getting rid of toxins.
Vitamin A is key to healthy skin and mucous membranes, which are two of the body’s primary defenses against infections. Sweet potatoes are chock full of Vitamin A, and they’re also a classic comfort food.
Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory food, and it helps the body get rid of toxins that can make you more susceptible to getting sick. Toss this spice into curry recipes, soups, and stews for wonderful flavor and immune boosting benefits.
Onions contain antimicrobial compounds called allicin and allion, which help fight the flu and prevent colds. Add more onion to your winter diet by putting it into omelettes, salads, and soups.
Cinnamon is fabulous in cookies, pastries, cider, and even cocoa, so fitting more of this antioxidant-packed spice into your food won’t be difficult. Try mixing a teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of honey into your tea or a warm glass of water for a quick cold and flu remedy.
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