One of the easiest way to strengthen your organism is using healthy and powerful spices that will boost your metabolism and provide the strongest protection against colds, flu and viruses.
Garlic and ginger are your best friends when it comes to combining potent spices, but there are many other herbs you can add into your daily menu.
Garlic has strong antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer properties. It decreases cholesterol levels and strengthens immunity, which is why it is commonly referred to as the ideal health ally.
It is rich in minerals and B vitamins, but it is mostly appreciated for its allicin. It is the main ingredient that provides garlic’s strong antibiotic properties and not that pleasant aroma.
Add garlic to stews, meat and vegetable dishes, salads, and it is best if you use it raw. Drizzle some olive oil over your cloves to get a milder and less intensive taste.
Extra tip: Clean the garlic right before you consume it, because it loses its properties when kept peeled and chopped for too long, due to oxidation. A few parsley leaves or a piece of apple will help you get rid of its unpleasant smell.
Ginger is one of the most powerful gifts of nature. It contains selenium, manganese, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. You can find both ground and fresh ginger root throughout the whole year.
It activates the immune system, soothes the stomach, stimulates digestion, and provides strong diuretic and antiseptic properties.
Ginger soup is great for your overall health. It is widely used in cooking, and it goes well with legumes, rise and pumpkin. It gives great flavor to sauces, and tomato or pepper salads.
Extra tip: If you do not like its strong taste, you can always combine it with some carrot or beetroot.