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5 natural foods to boost your immunity

life 01/08/2018

We are currently right in the peak of the cold and flu season, all wanting winter to go away. It is essential to make sure your immune system is ready to fight away nasty bugs. As well as a healthy and well-balanced diet, there are certain foods which you should load up on for excellent immunity support. There are some foods with high antibiotic properties and will limit the chance of you being sick even if the whole office is! 

According to Richard Purvis, CEO of the superfood skincare line Skin Moderne, you should incorporate foods with natural antibiotic properties into your everyday meals to ensure the highest immunity. 

Manuka Honey

Not only does it taste delicious manuka honey is a nutrient powerhouse. It is great for your insides and even is proven to heal surgical wounds faster than some traditional methods. Add honey to your smoothies in the morning, or even just on toast to gain the antibiotic benefits. 

Garlic

Garlic is ideal to keep your immune system running at the highest rate. The secret magic in garlic is a compound called Allicin. A study in 2014 also concluded that eating garlic will significantly reduce the duration of your cold. 

Spices 

The spice cabinet is the perfect place to source natural antibiotic supplements. Research has discovered that warm spices which include,  clove, oregano, thyme, cinnamon, and cumin have high levels of antibiotic levels which reduce the chance of you getting sick. 

Oregano Oil

This is a less commonly known cold preventer, but oregano oil is a super high-quality natural antibiotic. A study has found that oregano oil fought off 40 different strains of bacteria, so try to incorporate this as much as you can to boost your overall immunity. 

Apple cider vinegar

This is recommended by Purvis to be added into your diet on a daily basis. This fermented drink has many benefits, as well as boosting your immunity it also reduces period cramps. However, this magic drink is only recommended to have in moderation, specifically 1-2 teaspoons per day.