Happy new year to all :-). Hope everyone had a wonderful start to the year. i have been fighting cold and flu for the last two weeks. every time it seems like its getting better, i get attacked gain. i really absolutely hate winter. with all the other seasons, i feel like they all have something to love. summer brings with it sunshine. Autumn is for cozy nights in drinking cinnamon latte, wearing cozy jumpers. Spring has to be my favourite of them all, those beautiful leaves just make me appreciate nature so much. And then there is winter…flu, coughing, all the bad bacteria and infections going around. i mean seriously, who could actually say they love winter?
it messes everything up. i honestly just wish i could hibernate in winter. For years i had always used honey and lemon to get ride of the coughing. Since transitioning into veganism, i no longer use honey. so here are are few fruits i have been eating more of to help me fight the winter blues. i eat them on their own or mix them to make juice. very very yummy.
Ginger is one of the most popular natural cures for coughing. simply cut fresh ginger into small slices and crush them slightly.Drink this herbal solution three to four times a day for relief from sore throat, non stop coughing and even congestion. You can also add some lemon juice and honey to it if you wish.
When taken on an empty stomach, the bromelain contained in fresh raw pineapple juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Bromelain works on a variety of fronts to encourage healing and discourage illness. it has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. together, these components can sooth a cough by calming the airways and fighting infection. One study found that pineapples are actually more effective at quelling a cough than cough syrup- up to 5 times more effective.
Water may help loosen mucus and soothe an irritated throat. Dry, hacking coughs may respond to honey in hot water, tea or lemon juice.
Aside from improving your vision and fighting against cancer, the amount of vitamin A, in carrots has shown to help strengthen the immune system. Carrots have also been shown to reduce symptoms of respiratory problems, specifically asthma.
The fact that they are a natural respiratory-aid and have been shown to strengthen the immune system makes them perfect for fighting a cold or any other sickness that affects the respiratory tract.