5 Top Foods you Must Eat When You Have a Cold or Flu!
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1. Onion Family (Red, White and Yellow Onions, Garlic, Leeks and
Shallots) and Horseradish
Combined, they contain many broad-spectrum antimicrobial and immunity-boosting compounds, some of them stronger than common antibiotics!
2. Bone broth (and chicken soup made with bone broth)
Your grandmother had it right! Old-fashioned chicken broth not only provides the fluids you need and tastes good, but also contains a combination of vegetables and nutrients from them, the chicken and the bone broth that strengthen your immune system. Make sure to choose a free-run, preferably pastured chicken and organic vegetables for maximum effect.
Need a recipe to easily make your own bone-broth? Click HERE
3. Citrus fruits, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers
Citrus fruit and some vegetables contain a lot of Vitamin C, which we need to support our immune system and fight microbes in times of illness.
Did you know that animals are able to produce their own Vitamin C as needed? And when sick, they produce extra?
As we can’t produce it ourselves, we need to either eat lots of fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C (and they deteriorate with longer “shelf” time…) or take a supplement. Generally, 2 g per day (2,000 mg) is safe. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any serious illness, take prescription medication or want to take more.
Honey, especially Manuka Honey, but any raw, un-pasteurized honey, is well-known for its antimicrobial properties. If dissolved in warm (not boiling) milk (organic dairy or non-dairy milk) it coats your throat, soothes, helps with coughs and even helps you sleep!
Especially adaptogenic mushrooms, like reishi, shiitake or maitake, but also the “common” button mushrooms contain health-promoting substances. Evidence continues to emerge, confirming how mushrooms’ proteins, trace minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids and fiber promote overall heath and support and regulate your immune and hormonal systems.
If those foods don’t do the trick or you feel that there may be more going on, read this blog post on whether it is a cold or something more serious…