Here are some simple, natural ways that you can prepare yourself at home to protect your body against diseases and infections.
Citrus fruits like oranges, mandarins, grapefruits, limes or lemons are rich in vitamin C. Of course, you know it! But do you eat enough of them, especially in winter? Adding these fruits to your diet can help your body defend against infections.
When you are stressed, the hormones released by your body can deplete your vitamin C supply. Eat citrus fruits to help build up your immune system and avoid colds, especially if are worried or stressed out.
Ginger has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help stimulate circulation, which will help deliver more oxygen to the cells, thereby improving toxin removal. Although the best way to improve your circulation is by moving and exercising, when you feel like you may be catching something, it’s better to stay at home with a glass of warm, regenerating drink. Ginger can also help digestion. It is very easy to prepare ginger tea at home. Just chop the ginger root, add it to boiling water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. When it cools down slightly, add some honey, lemon and more water and enjoy.
Allicin found in garlic can help fight bacteria and infections in your body. Garlic helps improve immunity, which can as a result help fight colds. Especially if you already have a cold, garlic can help reduce symptoms. You don’t like the smell? You can take garlic oil capsules, just look for those without artificial additives and fillers read the list of ingredients.
Did you know that red pepper also contains a lot of vitamin C? Try adding raw red pepper to salads or snacks as an addition to everyday meals!
You can mix all lemon, ginger, garlic and pepper and can make a very tasty meal which will also be good for your immune system! Try those simple at home remedies to keep you strong and well.