Well I am not sure about you, but where I live, winter has come with a vengeance
bringing along with it cold temperatures, gusty winds and snow. So if you haven’t
already started stock piling your pantry full of immune boosters, now would be a
good time to start. Below I have listed a few must have items to keep you cough-free
and sniffle-less through the upcoming months.
1. Cinnamon – One of the most popular spices in the world, this gem is packed full of
antioxidants, and is known for anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immune
boosting properties. A great way to take is mixing ½ teaspoon in 1 tbsp of raw
honey. Or sprinkle the ½ tsp. on your morning cereal every day.
2. Garlic – Tried and true, garlic has been used since ancient times for its medicinal
properties. More recent studies show that garlic and onions, which contain
compound allylic sulphides stimulate enxymes that detoxify cancer-causing
chemicals in the body. A head of garlic drizzled with olive oil and roasted in a 300-
350 degree oven for an hour yields a tasty spread that can be spread on fresh bread.
Or if you are brave enough, crush up a large clove and take with raw honey.
3. Oil of Oregano – Probably one of my favourite cold and flu busting remedies, a few
drops under the tongue at the first sign of a scratchy throat or runny nose seems to
nip things in the butt.
And if all else fails and you find yourself battling the bug, here’s a few old wive’s tale remedies you may want to try:
work their magic.
Here’s hoping that this winter season finds you healthy and happy!