Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

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Before unwanted sniffs, sneezes and throat irritations occur, you should avoid them at all times. Flu season is around the corner and everyone would do anything to prevent it and sail through winter without a cough.

Medical care providers say that immune system boosters should be ongoing and going the natural route is always the best way, it beats supplements. What is great is that the natural options are endless and they can also be used long term with no side effects.

Here are a few simple ideas on how to promote good health naturally and boost the immune system ahead of winter:

Go for garlic

Well-known for its exceptional health properties, garlic should be everyone’s “go-to,” since it contains the immune stimulating compound allicin.

Allicin helps the white blood cells destroy cold and flu viruses, making it a highly recommended immune system booster. Garlic is also said to stimulate other immune cells, which fight viral, fungal and bacterial infections.

Try a buchu boost

This miracle herb grows only in South Africa and is well-known for its incredible health properties. Consider stocking your pantry with some buchu leaves to make healing tea infusions in the lead-up to winter.

You could also try Cape Kingdom’s Buchu Detox teas, available in a range of blends including Buchu & Ginger, Buchu & Cinnamon, Buchu and Green Rooibos and Buchu Natural. The teas are designed to help the body flush out toxins, keep the digestive system in good form and boost the immune system.

Vitamin C

It is not the cure for a common cold; Vitamin C is a protection against immune system deficiencies, prenatal health, eye disease and skin wrinkling.

This season, opt for an orange (or two), some pineapple, mango and strawberries too and you will be pleasantly surprised at the positive effects it will have on your immune system.