The most important thing to acknowledge about a virus, is that unlike bacteria, drugs, food or most supplements do not easily vanquish it. The second thing to realize about a virus such as COVID-19 is that your ability to fight it off has to do with the capabilities of the immune system that you were born with and how well you nourish that immune system with an appropriate diet.

Foods That May Help Fight the Corona Virus

The great thing about most of these foods is that they are every day items found in your kitchen cupboard or at your local corner store.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon has anti-viral properties, which have known to alleviate the symptoms of common cold and flu. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes or taken as a supplement.

Dill – Dill possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties, and has hte ability to settle an upset stomach.

Garlic – Garlic is one of the world’s strongest anti-viral agents, and it also contains a broad spectrum of anti-bacterial substances. To successfully fight off strong viruses, the garlic must be eaten as raw as possibly, ideally grated into salad dressing or on top toast

Ginger – Ginger is an anti-viral agent that may help with the symptom of diarrhea and any form of congestion in the chest. A drink made with juiced lemons and ginger and then sweetened with honey is a great defense against the symptoms of the common cold.

Leafy Greens and Vegetable Tops – Leafy greens and vegetable tops are rich in vitamin B and folic andmay  help boost the ability of red blood cells to fight off viruses. Kale, spinach, chard, watercress, bok choy and cabbage all help your body to develop the internal strength to fight off viruses.

Lemon and Limes – Lemons and limes are naturally anti-septic, anti-viral and very rich in vitamin C, which helps to vanquish illness. Make a lemonade or limeade from fresh fruit and sweeten with honey to soothe a sore throat,

Turmeric – Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory spice, that is usually added to curries and other savory dishes, but you can also take it in supplement form. It is available as a powder, but you can also grate it raw into a salad or a smoothie.

Yogurt and Kefir – Plain yogurt and kefir are foods that are loaded with “good bacteria” that helps boost your immune system by making your overall system less toxic. This allows your body’s immune system to better deal with a virus because it is able to expend energy on fighting invaders rather than toxic loads in the gut.

Of course, if you are facing a situation where there is hoarding in your neighborhood, then you may not be able to obtain all of these foods, but having as many of them possible, whether in fresh or dried form, is a good idea.

Are you stressed out, immune-deficient or like you are in the need of some rejuvenation and restoration? Our integrated total health team at the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website that has a list of full services and products at www.pinewoodhealth.ca that can help you. call our Toronto Office at  (416)-656- 8100.  We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at info@pinewoodhealth.ca and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about stress relief, cognitive therapy and relaxing therapies such as iv vitamin drip therapy, mesotherapy and dietary advice.

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