Fall is flu shot season! That means bring on the flu shot controversy. Is the flu shot safe or effective? It is not up for debate! No one has time to get sick. There are natural ways to boost your immune system and to stop you from getting the cold or flu. Grab your alcohol-based disinfectant and head to your local grocery store to prepare for the season.
Yes, vitamin C is the staple vitamin for all colds and citrus fruits. You should eat citrus daily. Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons also have vitamin C and antioxidants. Eating fruit is an easy and delicious way to build your immune system and fight viruses.
Kontrol Tip: Enjoy a nice mixed greens salad for lunch! Green leafy vegetables have fiber and nutrients that improve the immune system.
Garlic is a natural flu-fighting food that reduces swelling and inflammation. It cleans toxins out of the body and strengthens your immune system. If you are showing cold/flu symptoms garlic can help get rid of chest infections, coughs, and congestion. Add garlic to your diet to naturally cure the stomach flu and migraines.
Kontrol Tip: Raw honey is known for antioxidants and helps with allergies, sore throats, and coughs.
Pineapple Cough Syrup
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
- ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1 piece of ginger
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and take ¼ cup, 2-3x/day and repeat recipe daily.
Kontrol To-Go: Lack of sleep makes you more likely to catch a cold. Rest is necessary during a battle with the flu or a cold. Rest allows your body to heal, repair, and recharge.