THE BEST FOODS FOR COLD AND FLU

nutrition Dec 13, 2017

Feeling under the weather this season?

Combat pesky colds and flu with these super foods...

Garlic - with potent and powerful antioxidants, garlic is an excellent defense. Add a clove or two to your chicken soup, or add a supplement to your daily routine. Studies show those who bump up their garlic intake during the colder months are more likely to avoid illness.

Dark Leafy Greens - boost your immune system with nutrient packed greens for added energy. Bitter greens can reduced congestion and coughs. Choose peppery arugula and crunchy kale for an extra kick to salads or soups.

Dark Chocolate - rich in antioxidants and loaded with zinc, a bite of dark chocolate can ward off cold and flu symptoms, all while putting a smile on your face!

Honey - this natural sore throat reliever is a miracle worker with it's antioxidant and antimicrobial properties to help fight off viruses and bacterial infections. Add a teaspoon to your tea, or sneak a quick spoonful for some fast relief.

Ginger - add ginger for a quick combat again rhinoviruses, most common cold virus, and utilize it's natural pain reducer. Plus, it is considered a mild suppressant and will help achieve more restful sleep. Chew on it raw, or add to your favorite recipes.

Citrus - boost your immune system with Vitamin C. Rich in antioxidants, citrus will help combat illness and reduce symptoms.

Xylitol - this natural sweetness works wonders for your nasal passages and throat, as it moistens and soothes skin while repelling bacteria. This rids the body of pollutants and allergens, making it easier to avoid illness. Utilize xylitol with Xlear's amazing products - Saline Nasal Spray will improve respiratory health, and their oral products (like gum, mints, toothpaste and oral rinse) will battle unwanted bacteria. Lite&Sweet is a natural sweetener has fewer calories than sugar, and will improve oral and nasal health, and less guilt!

Want to learn more about xylitol and Xlear's products?

Check them out here: http://www.xlear.com

BONUS RECIPE:

Renew Tea

6oz brewed tea

1/4 tsp grated ginger

1 oz juiced grapefruit

1/2 tsp honey

Xlear Lite Sweet

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