Knock Knock. Who’s There? Not The Flu

According to the North Carolina Division of Public Health there has been a reported 95 deaths since the season started in October. Flu related visits are also the highest outpatient service in urgent cares, hospitals, and primary care offices. To help the flu from spreading to you wash your hands, stay away from others who are sick, and incorporate vitamin C into your routine. Another easy hack to stay healthy is to drink your way to immunity.

Ginger: In a review published in the International Journal of Preventative Medicine, researchers summarized that ginger’s potent anti-inflammtory properties were key in the root’s powers to combat a cold or flu.

Water: By staying hydrated with water, mucus breaks up in the sinus cavities and thins out before it stops you up. It also helps to flush out toxins and germs inside your body.

Tomatoes: One of the highest foods in vitamin C, over 16 milligrams per tomato, is helpful in boosting your body’s immunity and strengthen t-cells.

Spinach: The main ingredient in any green smoothie, spinach contain high amounts of vitamin C, chlorophyll, and fiber which all work together to keep you healthy.

Blueberries: This berry contains a vast amount of antioxidants that help with healthy skin but also healthy bodies. They are a huge preventative method with coughs and colds.

Greek Yogurt: Filled with probiotics, research showed that people that ate greek yogurt were 33% less likely to catch the common cold which could turn into influenza.

Tasty made it so easy to get all these into your diet and more. Here’s the recipes for 4 juices that you can make with minimal ingredients and easy to keep in the fridge to grab when you’re feeling a cold coming on.

 

written by: mary

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