It seems as if everywhere you go recently, there is someone who is sick. During this cold and flu season, it is imperative that you are putting things into your body that will promote health and also keep your immune system strong. Here are a few items that you can eat whenever you feel a cold is coming on or to boost your system when you do happen to get sick.
Wedderspoon Organic Wild Dandelion Honey– Our Dandelion honey is a delicious addition to any recipe that calls for honey and taking a spoonful on it’s own will do the trick too. Dandelion honey is known for its liver cleansing abilities and can be used to detox as well. Best of all this honey is full of vitamins A, C, iron, and calcium, which also are key when keeping your body in top notch shape.
Apple Cider Vinegar- The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar aids in maintaining your body’s PH balance. When your body’s PH is balanced, then this leads to better immune function and increased energy. Mix apple cider vinegar with honey or even in smoothies or juices to avoid its bitter flavor.
Garlic- Though to some garlic may not be appealing to eat raw, there are many studies that show it can help to prevent sickness and promote overall health. When eaten, garlic releases an antibiotic call allicin that reduces cholesterol. In addition, some studies show that garlic can also be used to clear sinuses. To make this more bearable than taking the garlic straight, mix garlic with butter or olive oil and drizzle on bread.
Vitamin D– Typically, the winter keeps many indoors, which means less sunlight exposure and less Vitamin D. According to Science Daily, “Vitamin D has become a hot area of research in recent years. In addition to infectious diseases, studies suggest that it has protective effects against autoimmune diseases, and certain cancers.” Others swear by taking Vitamin D to prevent colds.
Please Note: The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.