Top 9 Immune Boosting Natural Remedies For Colds
Natural Remedies For Colds – Just of late I have been surrounded by so many people with colds – asking what can I do to get over this quickly?
A cold is really your body’s way of saying, “SLOW DOWN! I need a break!” So, slow down, take the day off and rest. You’ll body will thank you by recovering and rejuvenating itself and you’ll be back to your busy schedule in no time!
So here are some of the remedies out there. They are easy to do, affordable and minimal side effects.
Natural Flu-fighting Tea Recipe
BRRRRR…..It’s cold and flu season, again!
And the classic natural medicine philosophy is “It’s not the germ, it’s the terrain”.
Which means that by building a healthy body and immune system it creates an environment that germs don’t want to live in. Prevention is key.
Immune Boosting Chicken Soup Recipe – Can chicken soup really cure a cold? I won’t go so far as to claim it’s a miracle healer, but I will say that a good chicken soup can boost your immune system and improve your chances of beating a virus.
Well, it’s no magic potion in this day and age, but it may as well be. Chicken soup has several properties that make it useful in the treatment of certain illnesses:
- Cleansing. “Plenty of fluids” is often advised when you’re ill. A body full of attacking allergens (like a virus) and battling antibodies needs to be flushed in order to get healthy. To that effect, the abundant broth in chicken soup performs aptly.
- Disinfecting. Chicken soup is generally fairly salty (with lower-sodium versions), so that when it goes down your throat it acts in much the same way as gargling warm salt water. In other words, it removes bacteria in the throat, mouth, and tonsils.
- Clears sinuses. Much like other warm liquids (for example, tea), it can help to clear the sinuses with steam.
- Strengthening. The lean protein in chicken and nutrients from added vegetables work to bolster your strength when your body is feeling drained of energy. – Live Lighter
This time of year I start craving hot chocolate. Something warm, sweet and nourishing that’s healthy. Buy good quality cocoa or cacao powder. I vary from raw varieties such as loving Earth to quality cocoa powders such as Callebaut or Valrhona that make delicious hot chocolates. Cocoa contains beta-carotene, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, chromium and in particular magnesium that can help with bone mineralization, muscle contraction and immune function.
I love making a lush berry crumble as the finale to a special meal. It takes minutes to prepare and it can be served warm or cold with a light drizzle of coconut cream.