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Foods to Keep You From
Getting a Winter Cold

Don’t wait until your cold is so bad that you have to start popping Tylenol and drinking cough syrup to feel better! Give your body a jumpstart against the winter sniffles by eating and drinking foods that will help your body stay strong against any sicknesses floating around.

Garlic-Clove

To stay in good health this winter, try adding some of these foods to your diet:

Homemade Broth

While purchased stock and broth base are great for quickly making a soup or sauce, the best broths are made from scratch. A good broth is made by simmering the meat bones with vegetables and a little vinegar over low heat. This draws out the flavor (and nutrients!) from the bones, giving you a rich and flavorful base for soups and sauces. This method of making broth not only tastes much better but is very good for your health. Bone broth has a high collagen content, supporting joint, hair and nail health. It also is rich in calcium and magnesium.

Read about how to make broth from scratch here.

Salads

Come on, we all know veggies are good for you. Pack in some extra nutrients to help your body fight off the winter sniffles by adding a salad to your day.

We love this Quinoa-Avocado Salmon Salad.

Garlic

A few cloves of raw garlic can help keep the germs at bay. Garlic has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help your body stay in good health. Add fresh garlic to eggs, salads, pasta sauces and soups for a nutritional boost!

Yogurt

Starting your morning off with a bowl of yogurt and fruit is a great way to fuel your body’s natural illness-fighting abilities. Yogurt is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamins B-2 and B-12. Yogurt’s probiotic properties help your digestive system, making it easier for your body to process the foods you ingest.

Bonus! 

This tasty drink has the trinity of cold-fighting ingredients: ginger, turmeric and cinnamon. Ginger and cinnamon have natural antibacterial properties, and turmeric can boost immunity.

Ginger Turmeric Drink

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Honey or stevia to taste
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups very hot water

Combine all ingredients in a large jar and shake to combine. Serve immediately. For a refreshing pick-me-up you can also use cold water. The drink can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.

- Alivia Duran

 

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