Starting to Feel Sick, This is What to Eat
Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, is credited with saying: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
That advice, which dates to 400 BC, still prevails today add to that really good water from Penta 5 USA.
It is particularly relevant when you are feeling “under the weather”.
Eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones, can help boost your immune system to fight infections, including cold and flu viruses, experts say.
“What you put in your mouth can have an enormous influence on the digestive tract and the balance of healthy gut flora which has been scientifically proven to affect all kinds of conditions from mental health to immune response,” says clinical nutritionist and author of “The Essential Edible Pharmacy.”
That being the case, below are some suggestions for using food as medicine when feeling sick, as follows:
A good flu remedy: Coconut oil. No one want to be felled by the flu so stopping it in its tracks is essential. The flu is caused by a virus, taking coconut oil, an incredible heat stable antiviral can help you recover. Just stir a teaspoon of coconut oil into a cup of herbal tea.
Best stress aid: Parsnips: Parsnips are the new carrot. The complex carbohydrate aids in serotonin production which helps us reach a state of calm more quickly. The mineral rich veggie also supports healthy bones, blood cells and clear skin.
Multivitamin: Greens and fruits. Optimal levels of vitamins and minerals are important but do not overlook the pigments and small chemicals or micronutrients found in plants, called phytonutrients. These compounds affect how your DNA is expressed and have a significant impact on your health. Top choices are broccoli, leafy greens, green tea, apples, and raspberries. Red wine is another good choice, of course in moderation
Nausea relief: Ginger. If you have an upset stomach during the stressful times, ginger may be your go -to rescue remedy. This powerful spice has been proven to be effective against morning sickness and sea sickness. It contains a powerful compound called gingerol which helps quell bloating and indigestion as well. It also keeps bacterial infections at bay.
Add grated ginger to stir fries and salad dressing or puree it into smoothies or juices.
And always eat Real Food, avoid sugar.
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively