As a school teacher, this has been difficult couple of weeks. Many of my students have been sick. I have myself been affected by the weather fighting colds often.
With a second wave of cold in many states and well as the weather changing, we need to all be careful about eating in a way that nourishes our immune system. This is especially true for our children – it is important to keep their imune system strong so they can fight colds.
In order to get myself healthier and with more energy I have been looking into the powers of ayurvedic medicine. There are a couple of things that have really helped me to fight the cold and get better if I feel that I might be catching something. As this is primarily a parent site, I wanted to combine the knowledge into a very simple breakfast for kids or their parents in order to help fight colds in a simple way.
I have found that when you want to be effective you need to make things simple. Therefore the post offers one breakfast – oatmeal for your child or yourself can have a couple of times a week. The ingredients are inexpensive. It does not take much time to prepare You simply do it in a way to make some additions and boost its powers. The secret is getting some powerful spices into the oatmeal mix that will help you or your child beat the cold season. The secret ingredients are cinnamon, pineapple and ginger.
How Does Cinnamon Fight Cold?
Cinnamon helps the immune systems, stimulates circulation and helps the body agains bacteria and when fighting colds. It helps sooth upset stomach.
How Does Ginger Fight Cold?
Ginger is a super food. It is wonderful for the digestive system. has a very different and very strong flavor. The spice naturally increases the fire in the body to help fight cold, temperature, and digestive problems. This is not food associated with breakfast. Add very little at first and “hide” it in the cereal and milk so that you or your child can barely feel it. If your child has acquired the taste, then you can eventually add a bit more every time.
You need lots of vitamin C to boost your immune system. Lots of fruit have that power. Oranges, lemons, apples are by no means excluded from the breakfast menu. However, besides lots of vitamin C, there is a magic ingredient found in pineapples, called Bromelain. It is anti-inflamatory and helps kill bacteria. It is effective in fighting body’s aches as well as sore throat when fighting a cold. This is why pineapple should be in everyone’s menu during the cold season.