By Priscilla King, Certified Massage Therapist
Holiday season is cold and flu season. Flu shots block only some types of virus. Can food help? Maybe! Moreover, the foods that help do not even take much time to cook.
The Goodfella Garlic
Take down the garlic you hung up to disable Halloween vampires, and eat it…allicin is a natural antiviral agent. The Delany Sisters credited eating a raw garlic clove (chopped fine or grated, and swallowed fast) every morning for their resistance to epidemics of infectious diseases, including typhoid fever as well as influenza.
If you are not quite that bold, mix that grated garlic clove into the oil on your salad. Bolder? Skip the oil; mash garlic, lemon, and salt, and sprinkle that on the salad.
Life Gave Us Lemon
Another immune-boosting secret agent in your salad dressing is lemon juice, loaded with Vitamin C. (Apple cider vinegar may help keep your blood pressure low during winter rush season, but nothing beats a squeeze of fresh, natural ascorbic acid.)
Originally posted 2016-11-06 22:16:27.