Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Day 3 & 4-Send Those Nasty Cold Bugs A Message~
"Garlic" gets a bad rap in many ways...but, when it comes to the benefits it offers for cold/flu protection it's right up there with the best options.
Garlic contains allicin, alliin, and sulfides, compounds that increase immune-system activity.
Garlic is delicious and very potent in its raw form if it is fresh...when it has a bitter taste that means it is stale and should be thrown away or into the compost bin.
Sauteed lightly in a good Olive oil and blended into any salad fixing is a great way to get your daily dose.
If you are concerned about "garlic" breath...just chew a little parsley or thyme...works like a charm.
If you don't eat garlic then opt for the supplements....take 320 mg of garlic with a minimum of 3.4 percent alliin one to two times daily.
Not a " Tea" drinker ? Well, you are missing out on a lovely way to support and build your immune system.
Tea contains L-theanine, a compound that primes the immune system's response to bacteria and viruses.
Jasmine is a wonderful all around tea for every taste.
Add some of many varieties and try them all to find a few that you love...then make them a regular part of your day.
I invite you to visit our website and look at the tea choices there.
I can also blend any combination you want. Just ask~
Merry Christmas to All and will see you on Saturday~