Most of the foods we enjoy, in particular herbs and spices, have natural infection-fighting and viral- fighting properties.
Ginger is a versatile spice that contains a variety of amazing phytochemical that have been found to possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, fever- reducing and pain-relieving properties.
Garlic has a wide variety of health promoting properties from cardiovascular to the protection of the body’s immune system.
Garlic has a high concentration of sulphur compounds which is responsible for its effectiveness when fighting against bacteria and viruses.
The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory support to relief aches associated with arthritis and relieving a head cold.
Curcumin is known as an immune modulator that can improve the body’s immune cells to engulf and destroy germs.
Spirulina contains a number of potent nutrients such as phycocyanin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, that aids in detoxifying the body and supporting the immune system. Preventing the production of inflammatory signalling molecules and warding off free radicals.
Aside from being an excellent source of Phycocyanin, Spirulina is an excellent source of plant-based protein which helps the repair of muscles and tissues within the body.
Cloves contain a high amount of eugenol, a compound with both anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that can help your body deal with infections and inflammation.
Providing high levels of antioxidants which aid the immune system in fighting off free radicals and helps ease infections and fight disease-causing bacteria within the body.
Cayenne pepper contains high amounts of capsaicin, vitamin A and beta carotene ( a powerful anti-oxidant) that helps to supress a neuropeptide within the body that contributes to the inflammatory process.
Cinnamon contains properties such as Cinnamaldehyde, which can help to fight against certain viruses, infections, common inflammations and heal damaged tissue.
It’s high levels of immune-boosting antioxidants help digestion and the body’s overall gut health.