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8 Foods to Warm You When It’s Cold Outside

By on February 8, 2012 in Prevention with 0 Comments

One way to beat the chill outside is to eat certain foods every day that will increase your body temperature.

Nutritionist Gillian McKeith British states in his book “Living Food for Health” that kidneys are the body’s heat source, so if you eat foods that protect and strengthen the kidneys, you can beat the chill outside. Your body will withstand low temperatures better if you include in your diet:

  1.  Quinoa porridge
  2. Porridge oats
  3.  Ginger tea
  4. Cinnamon or cinnamon tea
  5. Paprika
  6. Garlic
  7. Black pepper
  8. Green Tea
  9. Coconut oil.

If you don’t have to buy drugs to treat your cold immediately, you can use foods with antibiotic properties or buy herbal treatments that you find in the form of pills, capsules, tinctures, essential oils or syrups.

So the best natural antibiotic that you can call in case of need are:

– Olive leaves: a truly natural antibiotic that prohibits growth of bacteria, fungi and parasites. It can be consumed as tea, the infusion or capsules, which you can find in food stores.

– Cloves have antibacterial and antiviral properties, thus calming the pain caused by tonsillitis. Either you can chew one tack 4-6 times a day or prepare an infusion using five cloves, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon elder flowers. You can consume 2-3 cups of it a day.

– Poplar buds are also known as vegetal propolis. This is because it has been proven that there are 5 identical substances present both in propolis and the buds of poplar, of which 3 have antibiotic and antifungal properties. They are especially useful in treating pharyngitis, laryngitis and bronchitis, and given as an infusion, tincture or capsules. Mix 4 tablespoons of it with 4 tablespoons of honey tincture and drink a teaspoon every two hours.

– Lichen stone. In vitro studies have demonstrated that usnic acid has anti-inflammatory powers like ibuprofen, and because it contains polysaccharides it also has immunostimulating properties. Lichen is a good emollient stone of airway and can be administered as tea or capsules 2-3 times daily.

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