Friday, 18 October 2013
Cold & Flu Season
Want to get ahead of this season?
Time to start making changes to our diets. Ensuring we have the proper defences is a start to making this season a bit easier on the body or missing it altogether.
Yes even really healthy people can get caught off guard sometimes. One reason could be as simple as not eating enough of the cold & flu busting foods or second one that catches us all off guard and sometimes out of our control is not enough sleep. Not sleeping lowers our bodies defences as it will negatively effect our immune system. Improving sleep, exercise and cold & flu fighting nutrition is the team you are looking for, however my main focus is about the food & nutrition aspect to this.
A diet high in whole plant foods is your first step to building up your defence as these foods offer so many vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals which have many antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
Stocking our kitchens with these natural defences including herbs is key to this season.
So before you run to the doctor try some natural alternatives.
Also to note is that a lot of foods and herbs can have multiple purposes and can be in more than one category but usually we hear about them for their most strongest benefit.
Antibiotics. Anti-inflammatory Antibacterial. Immune boosting.
Garlic Fruit & Veggies Cabbage Citrus fruits
Onion Salmon, tuna Fermented foods Onion
Manuka hone Soy & soy foods Horseradish Garlic
Oregano oil Legumes Lemon Mushrooms
Fermented foods Walnuts Pineapple Yogurt
Goldenseal Flax seeds Tumeric Thyme
Andrographis Herbal teas Ginger Rosemary
Echinacea Onion Sage
Chicken noodle soup
These are just some as the lists are longer and again so many foods and herb cross over each section ultimately boosting the immune system. So the immune boosting category is huge because it is broken down into many other subcategories.
Here are a few websites that give you a more elaborated description of Natures Health Care foods & herbs to help you make this season more pleasant. Stay healthy and may you be Nutritionally Well!
theconsciouslife.com/top-10-anti-inflammatory-foods.htmJul 31, 2009 - Boost your immunity and heal yourself with these tasty, natural anti-inflammatory foods.