No one ever plans to get sick, but it’s that time of the year again. It’s Winter and that often brings lots of coughing, sneezing and a sore throats. You can easily boost your immune system and ward off the cold by incorporating foods that strengthen your immune system. These all-natural immunity boosters are a simple solution to keeping you healthy this winter season.
Garlic is a immunity-boosting superstar. One clove of garlic contains more than 100 sulfuric compounds- powerful enough to wipe out bacteria and infection. Raw garlic is your best bet here, as heat and water inactivate sulfur enzymes. It may be difficult to ingest raw garlic so you could try pickled garlic, this actually tastes great. You can find it in most health food stores.
I certainly do not need an excuse to eat sweet potatoes- they’re only my favorite foods. Your skin is your biggest organ, and it’s also a first place that disease or sickness enters your body- this is why it’s important to keep it healthy and strong. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which plays a big role in keeping your skin healthy. They’re also a great source of Vitamin C and beta-karotene both of which help strengthen immune response.
Ginger is a strong antioxidant. It contains anti-inflammatory agents, helps eliminate congestions, kills cold viruses and enhances protective functions of the immune system. You do not need to use a whole lot of ginger to receive its benefits- try grounding or slicing a 1/4 spoon of fresh ginger, mix it with hot water.
In many parts of the world, Turmeric has been used as a natural immunity booster for centuries. It contains curcumin- which is a compound proved to increase the level of immunity-boosting proteins in our bodies. It’s also a natural antibiotic, painkiller and helps fight bacteria and viruses when they attack. Try sprinkling turmeric on some of your favorite dishes. You can also buy capsules at the health food stores.
Raw almonds are not only a perfect, healthy snack but they also improve the ability of the white blood cells to detect viruses while increasing your body’s ability to prevent viruses from spreading.
Oregano Oil contains carvacrol and thymol which have powerful antibacterial and anti fungal properties.
Incorporate these immunity-boosting foods into your diet and they will help to nourish and revitalize your body and ward off the cold. What are some natural ways you stay healthy this winter.