Our modern, industrialized world does not always equate to a healthy environment. So in order to ward off chronic sickness and disease, it is imperative to eat properly. Here we present 9 wonder foods grown in nature and found in your local market at very reasonable prices. Follow even some of these recommendations and you will surely be living a healthy and happy daily life.
Don’t cry, onions are here to the rescue! Onions contain nutrients that break up mucus in your head and chest while boosting your immune system. They taste great too.
Spicy, pungent, and delicious, ginger reduces fevers, soothes sore throats, and encourages coughing to remove mucus from the chest. A homemade ginger tea is one of the best things you can drink.
Cayenne contains capsicum — a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which aid your immune system in fighting colds and flus. When you’re sick, add cayenne powder to some warm water with lemon juice for an intense immune boost.
Squash is a good source of vitamin C and carotene and can decrease the risk of various cancers, protect the eyes and skin from the effects of ultraviolet light, and defend against heart disease.
Like other leafy greens, kale offers up a healthy dose of vitamin E and is known for increasing the production of B cells, those white blood cells that kill unwanted bacteria. Eat kale raw in a salad, steam it, or lightly sauté it.
Forget about Vitamin C pills. Just add real citrus to your diet to fend off your next cold or flu. Eat fruits like whole oranges and grapefruits. And stay away from premade juice in cartons.
Sipping a cup of Green tea offers a potent source of antioxidants called polyphenols — which can destroy the influenza and common cold viruses. Add some honey and lemon for taste.
The chicken noodle soup of the plant world, miso has healing properties that boost immunity. One teaspoon of miso paste stirred into a mug or bowl of warm water, and you’re set.