Germs easily spread due to weather conditions and temperature. For sure, the stuffy nose, as well as a sore throat, don’t make you feel good at all.
Ginger has been used to digestive issues, treat colds, fever, and other ailments. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and relieves arthritis symptoms.
According to studies, ginger relieves nausea and vomiting. It is as antifungal, antioxidant, and antimicrobial agent.
Garlic has allicin that offers antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. It can improve digestion, strengthen immunity, lower blood pressure, and boost circulation. However, if you really don’t like its taste, you can try garlic supplements.
Here are some of the benefits provided by garlic:
- Regulates blood pressure
- Reduces inflammation
- Cleanses arteries
- Alleviates allergy symptoms
- Soothes a sore throat
- Treats upper respiratory tract infections
- Normalizes blood sugar
- Eliminates parasites
- Prevents weight gain
A number of nutrients present in garlic can fight flu and cold. In a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, results revealed that allicin powder can reduce the symptoms by 50 percent.
Flu-Fighting Ginger And Garlic Soup
This recipe, which is based on two superfoods, can relieve the symptoms of flu, cold, and sinus infections.
50g ginger, grated
4 green onions, sliced
7 cups of chicken stock (vegans can use veggie stock)
1 medium-hot chili pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a large pot, sauté your ginger, onions, and garlic on a low heat for about 2 minutes. Add 7 cups of stock and bring the liquid to a boil. Simmer until the ingredients have softened and then, add the chili pepper. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. This soup is best when served with a warm, crispy bread.
Sliced broccoli, mushroom, and organic chicken cutlets make for a nice addition. Instead of chicken, vegans can use beans. This is your full meal. Wild rice and quinoa work well, too.
Carrots and butternut squash can also be added. Simmer until soft, and puree the soup using an immersion blender.
You can use cinnamon instead of chili peppers if you don’t like spicy food.