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Winter is upon us and over 200, 000 people in the United States are getting sick from the common cold and flu, according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC). Hopefully, you’re not one of them. But if you are, you’re probably wishing you took better care of yourself, like wearing a coat instead of a cute little jacket or knowing the best foods to eat to stay healthy so you can have a strong immune system. Well, here it is (no, not a coat) 5 healthy foods that will help you fight the common cold and flu.
Garlic is a great seasoning, but the uncooked garlic is a powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial and unclogs sinuses while keeping you safe from vampires.
The amazing ginger contains so many benefits that if you’re not including this well-known root into your diet then you are missing out on its fantastic nutrients. Ginger is commonly used for stomach problems, morning sickness and nausea. But did you know ginger is a fever reducer, suppresses coughing and has nutrients that fight the common colds? Now you do.
3) Citrus Fruits
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes are just a few citrus fruits that provide your body with vitamin C, which researchers have found cuts one day off of being sick. That’s like a lifetime when every minute of discomfort feels like an hour.
Enjoy a cup of nice steamy tea and place yourself over the cup to let the steam clear your stuffy sinus. The tea (black, green and oolong to name a few) has great amounts of an “antioxidant known as catechins, which may have flu-fighting properties,” reports the online health publication, health.com.
Mom knew what she was doing when she made you a nice bowl of soup. A nice warm soup reduces inflammation and hydrates the body while providing other beneficial ingredients in the soup to help the body get its nutrients.
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