With so many people sniffling, coughing, and blowing their noses, we must prepare our bodies to fight off colds. There are many natural foods and supplements that can help us do this. I have listed a few below to help you know where to start.
Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, and one orange provides almost 100% of the daily Vitamin C value that most people need.
Lemons are also high in Vitamin C, and the fresh-squeezed juice is wonderful mixed with honey as a natural cough syrup.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants, zinc, and Vitamins C and A.
Ripe bell peppers are wonderful sources of Vitamin C and carotenoids, both of which help fight off colds.
~Green Vegetables (Spinach, Kale, Collards, etc.)
Green vegetables are high in multiple vitamins and minerals which help build up the immune system. In order to receive the most benefit from these, they should be eaten raw.
Zinc is one of the main nutrients needed when you have a cold or another illness because your body uses it up very quickly in the process of making immune cells to fight the intruding germs.
Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, and it helps build up our immune system. Garlic can be taken in a supplement form if you don't prefer to eat it.
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