Warning: Flu season is almost here. Boost your immune system with food
Fall is just around the corner.
The kids are back to school. We all know it won’t be long before the first flu turns up. Will it be H1N1?
It’s definitely time to start boosting your immune system.
So what do you need to get you through the flue season?
- Stimulate blood circulation and the lymphatic system to remove waste
- Foods that stimulate immune system
- Foods natural antibiotic properties
Here are the top foods you need to survive this winter.
Garlic: Studies have shown that garlic is the most effective natural cold/flue remedy. Add it to your food every day or supplement. Garlic has many, many health benefits and one is that it stimulates blood circulation.
Probiotics is one of the most efficient ways to strengthen the immune systems since it improves the effectiveness of your intestines. Powerful probiotics can have a very strong effect, FAST. So if you are in a hurry this is the way to go.
Vitamin C will increase your energy and boost your immune system. Many studies show that vitamin C has best effect on professional athletes. But I can’t help wonder how much they take? The RDA recommended 60mg/day. Or the 1000mg/day that more and more doctors are recommending. 60 mg/day is really only just enough to avoid scurvy. Personally, I have had very good use of vitamin C. I take 1000 mg a day during the “flue season”. Remember that vitamin C is not stocked up in your body so you have to keep taking it every day.
Echinacea is a well known for its stimulating effects on the immune system. Have a small bottle at home and use if you feel you might have caught something.
Omega-3 is crucial for a well functioning immune system. Something no one can do without. But make sure you buy a product of good quality since fish oil can become rancid. Remember to refill your body with omega-3 after every pregnancy. Omega-3 is very important for babies and is passed on from mother to fetus and later from mother to baby via breastfeeding.
Honey strengthens immune system and has antibiotic properties. Use in you food but don’t heat it. Honey is a great bread spread. If you feel you are coming down with something drink fresh lemon juice with lost of honey. It works every time for me!
Ginger and cayenne pepper stimulates blood circulation. Use then to in your food and make hot ginger tea.
Water is essential for you body to remove waste products. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. If you feel you are about to come down with something drink even more water. Think of it as flushing out the germs with water.
I have had no flue and only 1 cold in 6 years and then I was 7 months pregnant and moving at the same time. Apparently that was just a bit too much for me. But other than that these anti cold/flue remedies really work. Not just for me but for my whole family. We don’t do flu shots. We’re all doing fine without them so why take the risk.
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