Best Ways to Fight a Cold or Flu
Bet you never thought you'd take a garlic shot!
With the dreaded flu season upon us, these surprising, natural remedies can totally help.
Who would've ever thought that garlic could help curb a cold or flu bug? Well, surprise! The natural, anti-fungal and antibacterial seasoning can kick ANY illness to the curb! While it loses its potency when cooked, the best way to intake garlic is when it's raw.
Bet you never thought you'd take a garlic shot! Just add one to two cloves of finely minced garlic into a small glass of water, and quickly slurp it in one sip, much like you'd take a tequila shot.
Another great thing to keep in the kitchen is coconut oil. With naturally high levels of lauric acid, which boosts immunity and wards off illness. Taken with food or inserted into hot tea, you can even take coconut oil straight out of the jar if you wish to!
The second oil on the list is one of fish. It's not that of just any fish, though! Fermented cod liver oil contains extremely high levels of omega-3, which reduces inflammation. Simultaneously, vitamins A and D boost immunity, making it an absolute trio of kicking sickness to the curb. Fermented cod liver oil, anyone?
Apple cider vinegar, liquid chlorophyll, nasal wash, and warm liquids like broth, hot lemon water, and herbal teas, are also fabulous natural remedies to make cold and flu bugs flee. Even a special concoction called elderberry soup can both prevent and treat a terrible cold and flu.
With all of these natural remedies, are flu shots really worth it?