These Foods are Immunity Superstars
Cold and flu season is here.
And although this year’s flu strain doesn’t appear to be as vicious as previous years, that doesn’t mean the coughs, runny noses, and sore throats won’t come.
Whenever I start to feel under the weather, I try to fight my symptoms naturally.
Because Mother Nature provides us with a host of soothing remedies that can give the immune system a boost.
Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
And new research shows it can be even more effective in relieving cold and flu symptoms compared to traditional solutions.
Even better… it’s cheaper and more readily available than store-bought remedies, especially during the pandemic.
Homemade chicken soup can be another immunity booster.
This shouldn’t surprise you.
After all, when you’re feeling crummy, is there anything more soothing than a warm bowl of chicken soup?
I like to make my chicken soup from scratch, just like my grandma did.
Want my recipe? You can find it right here.
It really hits the spot when you’re not feeling your best… and does wonders for your immune system.
That’s because a bowl of chicken soup with vegetables can slow the movement of neutrophils (a type of white blood cells) in your body.
These essential white blood cells help protect your body from infection.
You want to slow their movement so that they can stay concentrated in the areas of your body that need healing most.
If you took a look at my recipe, you saw that I include ginger and garlic in my soup.
These foods are immunity superstars in my book.
Ginger contains a multitude of properties that support the immune system… antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.
What does all that mean for you? A boost for your immune system to help soothe a sore throat and improve your recovery time.
And garlic? This potent vegetable has an active ingredient called allicin which supports your immune system.
Eating some garlic can not only help reduce the severity of your cold symptoms, it may even prevent you from getting sick in the first place.
If finding cold and flu remedies has been challenging for you, especially with the pandemic raging, give these natural, homemade solutions a try.
They can be just as effective at addressing some of your cold symptoms… and taste a whole lot better, too.