The colder weather brings on the cold season. While you shop the markets stock up on items rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, E and C are the three vitamins known for being antioxidants and the mineral zinc is known for its immune boosting properties.
Vitamin A can be found in liver, fish oil, fortified dairy products, dark leafy greens like spinach, orange fruits and most other vegetables.
Vitamin E can be found in oil, soybeans, nuts such as almonds, sunflower seeds and wheat germ.
Vitamin C is found in oranges, grapefruit, most citrus fruits, strawberries, cabbage, broccoli, peppers and tomatoes.
Zinc is commonly found in animal products such as meat and milk and whole grains.
I suggest searching for raw honey, bone broth, peppermint oil, and a variety of vegetables while shopping and to keep handy at home. Bone broth is wonderful to sip on, warms you up and fills you with plenty of nutrients. Mixing honey with lemon and hot water soothes sore throats, coughs and warms the soul. Peppermint oil can be rubbed on your chest to open up congestion, under your nose to clear your breathing, or around your temples to soothe a headache.
Please share any immune boosting or cold soothing tips you might have!