If you are following along with my emails and blogs, you already know that I am fighting a cold I feel much better today than yesterday but I am still trying to take it easy and rest.
These foods, vitamins and minerals below will prevent illness. These are items you can use daily. When you feel cold like symptoms, take each of these to help combat the germs in your body.
Here is my list of goodies:
Garlic for Healing
My dad used to eat a whole clove of garlic every night before hitting the sack. He said it helped boost his immune system. Europeans are so smart with their remedies. It so happens that garlic is called a “herbal wonder drug”. This is because garlic is a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is also a powerful antioxidant helping to protect the body against free-radicals.
Oil of Oregano for Fighting Illness
Not to be confused with the spice, the oil is extracted from wild oregano plants.
It is known for:
- destroying organisms that contribute to skin infections and digestive problems
- strengthening the immune system
- increasing joint and muscle flexibility
- improving respiratory health
Vitamin C to Fight Infection
Vitamin C is one of the most well-known, cost-effective and universally beneficial antioxidants known to man. This vitamin encourages beautiful skin, helps boost the immune system and aids in the prevention of several types of cancer. Other benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease and even skin wrinkling.
What can be indicators for a need for more high-vitamin C foods?
- Poor wound healing
- Frequent colds or infections
Excellent sources of vitamin C include: parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries, oranges, lemon juice, papaya, cauliflower,kale, mustard greens and brussels sprouts. .
Zinc for Overall Health
Zinc supplements help in decreasing the severity and duration of cold illness. It reduces the amount of pro-inflammatory cytokinesis, which is aggravated during the cold infections. This antioxidant also helps with wound healing, boosts immunity and protects against the infectious disorders and fungal infections, which includes pneumonia and conjunctivitis.
Ginseng for Stimulating the Immune System
Ginseng is the main ingredient in Cold FX that helps reduce the frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system. This herb is known for stimulating the immune and nervous system, reducing fatigue, reducing stress and anxiety and helps in treating diabetes.
Water for Nutrient Absorption and Transportation
Drinking plenty of water during an illness literally flushes the system. Water will help regulate body temperature and will transport nutrients and oxygen into the cells for healing. Water also helps organs to absorb nutrients better.
Drinking tea may help your body’s immune system fight off infection and contains many antioxidants, reducing cancer, heart attack and stroke risks. Tea will also keep you hydrated.
Veggies or Greens Drinks
This is a no-brainer, but to stress the importance of vegetables, vegetables prevent illness, disease and are powerful antioxidants. Vitamins also help to neutralize the acid-base balance in the body. An acidic environment is host to many diseases due to inflammation.
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There you have it – your proven formula to staying healthy, sick-free and for fight cold if you have one. What are your cold and flu remedies?
See also: Importance of Vitamin A