Thursday, May 23, 2013

No Summer Colds Allowed!

Alright --- truth be told, Summer is JUST getting underway here in Central Texas.  However, our seasons seem to mesh together, so I'm giving you some great information on how to curtail a cold, keep the flu at bay, and put other viral diseases out of business.  OTC drugs, doctor visits, or doing nothing are not the best solutions.  Believe it or not, our bodies are made to heal and fight foreign entities in our body naturally, on its own!  You just need to make sure you're eating the right things.

Super easy to incorporate into your daily food intake, Garlic, Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes, and Brazil Nuts hold immune-boosting properties that you'll be glad to ingest! Start adding them into your favorite recipes tonight!  AND...please share!!!

Commonly known to promote health and prevent disease, this powerful antioxidant compound helps scavenge free radicals and helps reduce inflammation. Garlic {as a whole} has also been strongly linked to prevent and treat respiratory disease, bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.  You can add it to every meal!

In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable--including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries.  One cup of whole cranberries has a total antioxidant capacity of 8,983.  Only blueberries can top that!  Cranberries are a superfood that you should enjoy year round!

Sweet potatoes are a rich source of both vitamin A and C and are another essential immune boosting food. Glutathione is often referred to as a ‘master antioxidant’, as it plays a vital role in detoxifying your cells and fighting free radicals, and sweet potatoes just happen to be one of the most effective foods you can eat to boost glutathione levels.
Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamins and minerals that support healthy, vibrant skin.

Rich in selenium, a very important mineral for immune function, Brazil nuts promote a healthy immune system. Selenium has been strongly recognized for its ability to stimulate the production of antibodies, the body’s big-little army that detects and destroys bad guys in our body, like bacteria and viruses.

*I found these fabulous pics in a search from Google Images*

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