Top 13 Foods And Antioxidants To Use When You Are Sick

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By Lindsay Sibson

Sniffling, sneezing, fevers and feeling as if you are falling apart.

Having a cold or the flu is just… plain… AWFUL.

To boost your immune system and kick that cold to the curb, increase your intake of the following 13 foods and antioxidants.

WHAT? WHY? HOW TO GET IT?
Honey
  • Fights infections
  • Actively kills bacteria cells
  • Mix with tea, cinnamon, or lemon
Vitamin C
  • Antiviral properties
  • Neutralize and eliminates toxins
  • Powerful healing tool
  • Prevents diseases
  • Citrus fruits
  • Chilli peppers, red/green bell peppers
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
Lemon
  • Antibacterial and antiviral properties
  • Reduces mucus
  • Loaded with vitamin C
  • Fights throat infections
Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Prevents flu
  • Eases digestion
  • Kills fungus
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Washes toxins from body
  • Regulates pH balance
  • Helpful with many ailments
  • Mix 1-2 tbsp. with water to make a health boosting tonic
Ginger
  • High in vitamin C and magnesium
  • Boosts immunity
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents illnesses
Zinc
  • Reduces severity and length of illnesses
Garlic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-fungal
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts immune function
Vitamin D3
  • Enhances immune system
  • Your body will naturally produce it when exposed to sunlight
Chilli Peppers
  • Natural remedy for sore throat
  • Eases congestion
  • Mix cayenne pepper with fresh squeezed orange juice
Turmeric
  • Strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Mix with honey for an effective cough suppressant
  • Make turmeric tea
Elderberry
  • Inhibits viruses spreading and bacteria growth
  • Soothes respiratory infections
  • Detoxifying
Baking Soda
  • Prevents the contraction of colds and the flu
  • Alkalizes body
Cinnamon
  • A potent antioxidant
  • Anti Inflammatory properties
  • Mix ¼ teaspoon pure cinnamon with raw honey to help curb a cold in a few days

Follow these 4 additional healthy and safety tips to keep you cold and flu-FREE:

  • Wash Your Hands – Viruses spread through direct contact.

  • Exercise Often – Moving your body boosts your body’s natural virus-killing cells.

  • Sneeze Safely Sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue. Do NOT use your hands!

  • Don’t Touch Your Face – Viruses can enter through your eyes and nose!

Share this article with your friends and family so that you can all have a happy and healthy “Cold and Flu” season!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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