Three powerhouse herbs to keep you healthy and protect against flu this winter season
Winter is upon us once again and rosy-cheeked faces will be a common sight in the coming months. But the winter season also brings with it a downside that nobody enjoys - colds and flu! Yes, sadly winters never come alone; they are often accompanied by seasonal flu and fever.
Most people confuse the flu with the common cold. A cold shares some of the symptoms of flu but is caused by a different virus. Flu spreads more easily and affects your throat, lungs and nose. In the worst cases, it can lead to severe respiratory illness.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help ward off seasonal flu. The best part is they can all be done using things you should already have in your kitchen!
Check out these amazing herbs and their benefits:
Ginger is the best and easiest way to help prevent the flu. Loaded with vitamins B3 and B6, iron, vitamin C, phosphorus, niacin and many other antioxidants, ginger boosts your immune system in a natural way. You can also consider our Ginger Gut Support Tablets for extended health benefits.
Turmeric can help clear coughs. It has beta-carotene, zinc, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), fibre, calcium, flavonoids, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc and other nutrients in optimal amounts to help keep your body healthy. What's more, turmeric can enhance your skin’s complexion and feel.
When used in teas and food, cinnamon can enhance the taste dramatically. Throughout history, cinnamon has been known to offer a comprehensive list of health benefits. It energises the virus-fighting cells in your body, which in turn can boost your body's immunity. You can drink cinnamon tea to soothe a sore throat and feel better.
Sometimes the best line of flu defence is your own body. However, you need to keep it powered up so that it can shield you against diseases including seasonal flu and the common cold. By supporting your body’s existing defences with an optimal diet and vitamin C rich foods, along with natural, healthy, herbal food supplements, you can reduce your risk of getting the flu and enjoy winters to their fullest.
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