Since pharmaceutical antibiotics were invented, we stopped knowing and caring about what goes into our bodies. We pop processed foods and pills in for the sake of ease. Instead of catching a cold then treating it with a pill, eat these “astringent” foods you’ve already got in your kitchen.
Astringent foods have been around forever. They are herbs and foods that absorb water and dry up fat. They also help build your immune system and naturally cleanse your system, with no side effects.
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Garlic can help fight the the common cold, making sure the bacteria stay out keeping your insides healthy. Garlic contains allicin, which protects against yeast, parasites, and bacteria. Basically add garlic to everything you eat.
Honey is one of the best natural antibiotics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, and antiseptics known to man. An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide, which helps your body fight infection and keeps bacteria out. Honey removes toxins from your bloodstream, helps your liver do its job and is a good afternoon pick-me-up; honey is packed with natural energy.
Turmeric is another great substance your body’s fight against bacteria. It is a natural antibiotic, antiinflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-carcinogen.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Found to be effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. High in many antioxidants, grapefruit seed extract (GSE) boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.
This herb has been proven to reduce the amount of colds, and shorten the colds that you do end up getting. This herb is a great choice when taken as a preventative measure.
Cabbage contains sulfur compounds that have been shown effective as cancer fighters. What you probably didn’t realize is how much vitamin C you get when you eat cabbage. Cabbage is an excellent way to improve digestion, prevent disease, and even manage your weight.
Oregano has antibacterial properties, can help your body digest, and help you lose weight. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, fights bacteria that leads to infections.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
ACV contains powerful antibiotic and antiseptic properties, which alkalizes your system and can help in everything from managing weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer. ACV can also be used topically to disinfect and sterilize.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
It has naturally occurring antifungal and antimicrobial properties and is packed with antioxidants you can’t find anywhere else in nature. Coconut Oil helps your immune system stay strong, and balances thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. It is such a wonderful substance it even improves brain function.
A mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid, this concoction has been used for centuries. It disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria require to multiply.These bacteria and viruses get destroyed before they have the chance to harm you.
Fermented foods, like unpasteurized sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, raw pickles, probiotic yogurt, and kim chi, are packed with antioxidants and microorganisms and are excellent ways to improve the balance in your intestines.
Fermented foods are full of probiotics, which work to boost and preserve the good bacteria found in your digestive system. Research shows that a balanced gut is the best way to prevent cancer and have great overall health.