7 Raw Foods to Fight the Common Cold and Flu.


 
Garlic
Raw garlic is an herbal “wonder drug,” as it has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.  Garlic also contains the active ingredient allin, which hinders free radicals from spreading throughout the body.
 
 
Raw Acai
Raw acai is a purple berry that grows in the Amazon Rain forest and has been a staple cource of vitamins and nutrients for native Amazonians for centuries.  The fruit tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate, and is packed with polyphenol anitioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.
 
 
Raw Tomatoes
Raw tomatoes contain te rare and strong antioxidant lycopene, which is an essential nutrient for the body’s lymphathic system.  Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, which boosts the body immune system.
 
 
Raw Citrus Fruits
Raw citrus fruits – such as grapefruit, orange, lemon and line have high concentrations of vitamin C and flavonoids, both of which bolster the body’s white blood cells and immune system.
 
 
Raw Papaya
Raw Papaya contains 313 percent of you RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin C, and 67 percent of your RDA of vitamin K, which is necessary for healthy blodd circulation and the vitality of the body’s organs.
 
 
 
Raw Ginger Root
Ginger root has carminative properties, so it clears out the body’s intestinal track and makes it more robust.  Ginger is also a warming herb, which means it improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation, and soothes the respiratory system. 
 
 
Raw Avocado
Raw avocado is a potassium-rich fruit and the best-known source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintain overall health.  Avocados also have high concentrations of glutathione, an important antioxidant that improves the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
 
 
 
Contributor: Shazi Usman
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10 thoughts on “7 Raw Foods to Fight the Common Cold and Flu.

  1. Hi!

    Thanks for this. As you know, because of you, I now use garlic when I cook. It’s the BEST!! I didn’t know that they had raw oranges! wow. Have you ever thought of becoming a nutritionist or dietician? I think it’s your calling! xoxo ;)

    • No problem! I know because of me you’re cooking a lot more PERIOD. As you know I love food and nutrition. I’ve pondered that idea of becoming a certified nutritionist, and it’s something that I’m actually still pondering….LMAO!!! We will SEEEEEEE!!

      Thanks hon!

      Kick! Kick! Kick!

    • Thank you! I know quite a few people like yourself trying to ward off a cold, so it was suitable to post, 7 Raw Foods To Fight The Common Cold and Flu. I believe the power to heal yourself comes from food. I’m obsessed with anything organic, raw, natural, and nutritious. I read a lot of periodicals, published health articles, and books on health, food, and nutrition. I’m basically self-educated! I hope you feel better! Drink a lot of white and green teas and warm lemon water to boost your immune system. Feel better!!

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