For the prevention of colds, flu, viruses and infections is best to use natural, healthy and powerful spices that will improve your metabolism, thereby increasing the immune system.
Garlic and ginger can be best combined and introduced into your routine diet. There are a number of other spices that have the same role.
Garlic is rich in minerals, vitamin B, but the most valued one is allicin. It is the main ingredient that gives the strong antibiotic properties of garlic and its not a pleasant smell. Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer properties that destroy the cholesterol, and increase the immunity.
Add garlic to stews, meat and vegetable dishes, salads, and it is best if you use it raw. Drizzle some olive oil over your cloves to get a milder and less intensive taste.
Extra tip: The garlic must be consumed immediately after cleaning, because the longer it stays clean, it loses its properties due to oxidation. Later, several parsley leaves or apple slices will help you destroy the unpleasant odor.
Ginger is one of the most powerful gifts of nature. It contains selenium, manganese, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. You can find both ground and fresh ginger root throughout the whole year.
It activates the immune system, soothes the stomach, stimulates digestion, and provides strong diuretic and antiseptic properties.
The ginger soup can be still added in your routine diet. It is widely used in cooking, but it also goes with legumes, rise and pumpkin. The ginger gives a distinctive flavor to sauces, salads of tomatoes and peppers.
Extra tip: If you do not like its strong taste, you can always combine it with some carrot or beetroot.