Many of you may not know this but I am a Registered Nurse. I currently stay home with my kids, but I maintain my license and I want to bring my experience as a nurse to my blog to give you tips you can take home with you. I was recently invited to be a Genesis Today Superfood Ambassador and I was proud to accept the position. These days more and more families are looking to natural ways to stay healthy and treat illness. Genesis Today provides a variety of Superfood products packed with the nutrients your body needs.
Zinc. Zinc is an important mineral that supports immune health. Zinc taken before the first signs of a cold or flu may reduce your chances of getting stuck inside with the sniffles. Pumpkin seeds are one of the richest sources of zinc, but one of the best ways to get your zinc is through a health chew that contains this mineral.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps your body fight free radicals and helps support a healthy immune system. Stock up on some delicious vitamin C chews. Vitamin C chews and superfruit juices that contain vitamin C are a great way to get this cold-fighting antioxidant. A nutrient-rich O.J. that’s packed with vitamin C is another great source. Gojiberries are also rich in vitamin C.
Steam. Take a steamy shower, or hold your head above a steaming pot of water to relieve congestion. Steam is soothing and helps open up blocked sinuses so you can breathe a little easier. If you want to make the steam even more therapeutic: add a little eucalyptus or tea tree oil to a boiling pot of water and breathe in every 1-2 minutes for about 10 minutes. The essential oils combined with the steam will help your body discharge all the mucous, in your nose, lungs and throat. You’ll be amazed at what comes out of you.
Garlic. The Italians may be on to something. Garlic is naturally antiviral and contains a potent compound called allicin. Garlic helps fight viruses by destroying the virus cells before it enters your body. So if you want to fight a cold or flu, load up on garlic. Raw garlic is best, but cooked garlic has less of an offensive odor if you consume a lot of it.
Buy It! You can purchase Genesis Today Superfoods products at Wal Mart Stores nationwide! They are also available at retailers located here such as Walgreens! Visit their Facebook page and get a coupon for a Buy One Get One FREE Juice! My husband is adicted to the Superfruit Tea so try it out 😉
*I received the products pictured above to facilitate this post. I was not compensated and my opinions are 100% my own.