We often take medicines as soon as we feel a slight malaise. Some people even take antibiotics! The stronger the drugs we take, the harder it becomes for our body to cope with even minor diseases. Try to add these simple ingredients to your diet during the cold season, and maybe you will get rid of it faster than you think.
Green tea is rich in flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties. They help to strengthen the immune system, they can warm you up from the inside and improve overall health. So do not neglect a cup of real green tea during a cold.
Everybody knows that Vitamin C is very good for health. It protects cells from damage, it is very important for the health of internal organs and tissues. It is also indispensable for maintaining the beauty and elasticity of the skin. Since vitamin C refers to water-soluble vitamins, its stock must be constantly replenished. So take ascorbic acid according to the recommendations on the package or include oranges, lemons, ginger, papaya (if possible) in the diet, as well as strawberries, sea buckthorn and raspberries. Tea from these berries will be especially useful.
People have been using honey to treat various diseases for centuries and it is not in vain. Honey has antibacterial properties and repels cold-related diseases. Once you feel not good enough, take a glass of warm milk or chamomile tea with honey. Honey massage, by the way, will be useful against inflammation in the muscles.
Do you think that a cold can be cured with raspberries and sea-buckthorn? That is true, but this list should be supplemented with blueberries. This berry is stuffed with antioxidants that can strengthen and spur the immune system. Blueberries can be used in any form: add it to cereal, rub with sugar, add to tea or just eat a handful of fresh berries. All these methods will be good.
And, of course, you cannot do without onions and garlic. These are ingredients that our grandmothers have been treated with. Despite the progress they still remain the most important assistants in the fight against colds. Garlic and onions have antibacterial properties which can suppress the symptoms of a cold at the initial stage. Make a salad or add them to a hot dish when serving, and they will definitely help. You can add aromatherapy to your treatment because the essential oils contained in them will perfectly cope with the suppression of bacteria.
Take care of your health all the time. If you are cold, make a warming drink, include healthy foods in the daily menu and be healthy!