There are a lot of products out there this time of year that claim “if you take our powder or tablet you can help diminish the symptoms of a severe cold or flu”. It has always been my attitude to never allow myself to become ill in the 1st place. So why not begin to incorporate these 5 foods and supplements into your daily routine and help prevent anything from ever making you feel like you don’t want to get out of bed today! After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
1. The 1st food to mention is something that a great number of people know about but don’t always get in proper daily levels to prevent illnesses. The classification of food known as citrus fruits is amazing! Citrus foods contain Vitamin C and Vitamin C in the body works as an antibiotic. It helps destroy viruses, bacteria, and molds that you are exposed in many various ways each day without even knowing it. The average person might resort to taking a milligram of Vitamin C per day in pill form for protection. It is simply easier, works more effectively, and is less stressful on your body to get Vitamin C from 2-3 food sources on a daily basis than to rely on a tablet form. Some great food sources of Vitamin C are camu Camu Berry, Amlalaki Berry, or Aronia Berry. Getting your Vitamin C from food sources on a daily basis will keep your body’s defenses in top condition.
2. Herbs are a wonderful food source for a variety of reasons. The best herbs to begin working with daily, in order to boost your immune system, are Rosemary, Turmeric, and Ginger. It was recently determined that blood cells from people who consumed Rosemary, Ginger or Turmeric for a week showed an enhanced protection from daily oxidative damage. The herbs also lowered the inflammatory markers in body. Lowering inflammation in your body results in less risk of a variety of diseases, including respiratory illnesses. Begin to incorporate these herbs into cooking chicken dishes, put them on top of salads, or add them into your soups and stews to boost the ability of your body to feel it’s best every day and avoid illnesses.Continue reading