Sometimes Food is the Best Medicine.

Food is the Best Medicine.

FLU and COLD - TEA

You can't drink enough tea when you're sick," say a researcher. That's because both green and black tea are rich in antioxidants, including the immune-boosting antioxidant L-theanine. Cardiff University researchers also found that hot drinks can ease sneezing, sore throats, chills, and tiredness.


WATER WITH LEMON AND HONEY

Honey not only soothes a sore throat, research shows it can silence your cough. In one study it reduced nighttime coughing as effectively as cough medicine. Plus lemon adds a hit of cold-fighting vitamin C.

GINGER TEA OR WATER.

Reduces inflammation of the respiratory system which can be as a result of the viruses.


YOGURT

Probiotics, which you'll find in yogurt, are a cold sufferer's best friend because they reduce the body's inflammatory response. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that the beneficial bacteria shortened the duration of a cold by two days and made symptoms 34% less severe. Look for flavored yogurt that contains 15 grams of carbs per serving or less, or opt for plain and add a teaspoon of raw honey

RAW GARLIC

To get the most out of garlic’s flu-fighting properties, it’s best to chew a raw clove every three or four hours. If you can’t bear the taste, try cutting cloves into pieces and swallowing them down like pills.

ONION

Like garlic, onions also contain the antimicrobial compounds allion and allicin. To get this super food’s full flu-fighting action, Rade recommends consuming a serving of raw onions every few hours.

SPICES

Spices such as turmeric, cloves, and cinnamon are packed with antioxidants, which help improve the function of the immune system.

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