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5 NATURAL TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING A COLD

The seasons are changing, fall is here and the weather is getting colder. It is this time of the year where many people tend to get a running nose, starts coughing and perhaps gets a cold. But, luckily there are some natural remedies that can help you in preventing getting a cold (because we all want to avoid that, right?). So, today I want to share my natural tips to prevent getting a cold.

5 Natural Tips to Prevent getting a Cold

🌱 Echinaforce

Echinaforce is a herbal medicinal made from echinacea (English: purple coneflower/Dansk: rød solhat), which active substances strengthens the immunesystem. By strengthening the body’s immune system it thus increases resilience towards getting colds.
I remember getting this mixture as a kid from my parents when I was younger, and it really doesn’t taste good, but it sure does a good job! So nowadays, whenever I feel like a cold is sneaking up on me, I drink this 2-4 times a day.

How to use it:
for adults use 30 drops in a glass of water and drink that 3-5 times day.

 

🌱Ginger, Lemon & Turmeric

Ginger, lemon and turmeric are all old ingredients which have been used for many, many years in prevention for sickness. You can either make a cup of hot water with some fresh ginger, lemon and turmeric and drink this, or you can make a ginger shot and drink these. You can also use a supplement called ‘Total Gurkedol‘, which consists of ginger and turmeric which have antioxidants that help to strengthen the immune system.

🌱Vitamin D

Vitamin D is something we usually get from the sunshine, and it is essential to maintaining our health and immune system. Even though it’s getting colder and darker (especially here in the Northern countries), it is still a good idea to go for a walk during the day and get some natural daylight. But, as it is especially hard to get sunlight during the colder months in the North, taking a vitamin D3 supplement during winter is a really good idea.
Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to developing depression, or as it is also called “Winter depression”. So it really is a good idea to take a supplement of this during the colder months.

🌱Lots of tea & staying hydrated

When it’s getting colder, it’s so good to keep the body warm, and one way to do so is to keep it warm from the inside and out. Drink lots of warm tea to soothe the body and your throat, and also try to drink plenty of water if you feel like you’re about to get a cold. Staying hydrated is so important for your body in order for all your cells to be able to work properly. If you don’t feel like drinking cold water (like me), then go for luke warm water, or, as mentioned, lots of herbal tea (fx a ginger or a green tea).

 

🌱Keep warm

This is very basic, but as the season is changing, it’s getting colder and we simply just need to use more layers and dress more warmly in order for our bodies to keep warm. So find your favourite knitwear, scarfs, sweaters, gloves, and warm socks!

 

Do you have more great tips for prevent getting a cold? Often we learn small tips and tricks from our families which we then use all of our lives. Let’s all share with each other and help each other out!

 

Read also: My Favourite Health Books

Food Health

MY CURRENT HEALTH FAVOURITES

Jeg har ikke lige fået noteret nogle interessante links i den forgangne uge, så istedet for tænke jeg, at i kunne få nogle af mine nuværende sundhedsfavoritter!

Matcha
Matcha pulveret* er helt fantastisk og har 137 flere antioxidanter end normal grøn te, og så er det rig på fibre, klorofyl, vitaminer og det hjælper med at holde blodsukkeret lavt. Der er tonsvis af fordele ved at indtage det skønne matcha pulver, og jeg kan kun anbefale at prøve en matcha latte! (1 tsk matcha pulver, 1 dl plantemælk, 1 tsk kokosolie, lidt ceylonkanel, lidt vaniljepulver og 2,5 dl kogt vand – blendet sammen og voila, en skøn matcha latte!)

Gurkemeje
Gurkemeje* er et andet vidunderkrydderi, og ligesom matcha kan gurkemejen også bringe dig masser af sundhed. Det er antiinflammatorisk, sænker risikoen for hjertesygdom og kræft og meget, meget mere. Gurkemejen kan både bruges i mad retter, og ellers i en skøn ‘turmeric latte‘ – men husk lige at proppe peber i også, for det øger indtagelsen af stoffet curcumin med 2000 %!

Maca
Maca pulver* har en positiv effekt på hormon balancen samt øger fertiliteten hos både mænd og kvinder, og kan derfor anbefales til kvinder der vil stabilisere deres hormoner, på energiniveauet og er en sundhedsbooster der forbedrer immunsystemet. Jeg er selv begyndt at bruge det i min havregrød om morgnen og det kan også tilføjes i fx en matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Eller surkål*, er fyldt med probiotika. Probiotika er fantastisk for din tarmflora, og hjælper med at gøre din fordøjelse og dit immunsystem bedre. Jeg prøver at snige lidt surkål ind når jeg spiser salater engang imellem. En anden god måde man kan få probiotika på, er i form af kombucha. Selv tager jeg også et probiotika kosttilskud hver morgen for at vedligeholde en sund tarmflora.

Hvad er dine sundhedsfavoritter?

*Affiliate links. Men du kan også finde alle sagerne i næsten alle fysiske og online helsekost butikker

English:

I haven’t written any interesting links down in the past week, and therefore I thought that I instead could share some of my health favourites with you today!

Matcha
Matcha powder* is amazing and has 137 times more antioxidants than normal green tea, it is rich in fiber, chlorophyl, vitamins and it helps to lower the blood sugar. There are tons of benefits to taking the matcha powder, and I can only recommend you to try a matcha latte! (1 tsp of matcha powder, 1 cup of plantmilk, 1 tsp of coconut oil, pinch of ceylon cinnamon, pinch of vanilla powder and 2,5 cups of boiled water – blend it all together and voila, a lovely matcha latte!)

Turmeric
Turmeric* is another wonder spice, and just like matcha can turmeric also provide you with a lot of health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and much, much more. Turmeric can both be used when cooking, but also in a lovely turmeric latte – but remember to put some pepper in it as well, since this enhances the cur cumin with 2000%!

Maca 
Maca powder* has a positive effect on the hormonel balance and enhances fertility in both men and women, it can therefore be recommended for women who try to stabilize their hormones, on energy level and it is a real health booster which improves the immunesystem. I have started to use it in my oatmeal in the morning, and it can also be added into fx a matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut* is filled with probiotics. Probiotics is fantastic for your gut, and it helps improve your digestion and your immune system. I try to add some sauerkraut whenever I eat a salad once in a while. Another good way to get probiotics is in the form of kombucha. I also take a probiotic supplement each morning to maintain a healthy gut.

What is your health favourites?

*Affiliate links. But you can also find almost all of the above things in most health stores.

Sources:
Health benefits of matcha
10 proven health benefits of turmeric and curcumin
Top 5 maca root benefits and nutrition
7 health benefits of sauerkraut
Food Pharmacy
A Pukka Life

Food Health

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOOD

Man kan spise mad som enten er inflammatorisk, eller anti-inflammatorisk. Inflammatorisk mad skaber inflammation i kroppen, som gør at kroppen bliver dårligere rystet. Det danner grobund for sygdomme (fedme, hjertesygdom, kræft), svækker immunforsvaret og meget andet. Derfor er det super vigtigt at størstedelen af ens madindtag er anti-inflammatorisk, da disse fødevarer kan bekæmpe inflammationen i kroppen.

Kort sagt, hvis du gerne vil være sund og rask – så skal du spise mest anti-inflammatorisk mad.

/ You can eat inflammatory food, or anti-inflammatory food. Inflammatory food creates inflammation in the body which lays the foundation for diseases (obesity, heart disease, cancer) and weakens the immune system and much more. Therefore it is very important that the majority of the food we eat is anti-inflammatory, since these foods can fight the inflammation in the body. 

Simply said, if you want to be healthy and well – you need to eat mainly anti-inflammatory food.

Anti-inflammatoriske fødevarer / Anti-inflammatory foods:

Broccoli

Spinat / Spinach

Rødbede / Beets

Blåbær / blueberries

Ananas / pineapple

Tomater / tomatoes

Valnødder / walnuts

Chiafrø / chia seeds

Hørfrø / flaxseeds

Gurkemeje / turmeric

Ingefær / ginger

Hvidløg / garlic

Grøn te / green tea 

… og mange, mange flere. Hvis du vil lære mere omkring antiinflammatorisk mad, så bare søg på google og der kommer et hav af bøger frem.
/ … and much more. If you want to learn more about anti-inflammatory food, just search on google and a ton of books will appear.

 

Read also: What alkaline food is and why it is good for you

Food Health Videos

How to make Golden Milk

golden milk

I dag fik jeg lavet en lille video til jer. Den omhandler hvordan man laver Golden Milk. Så tænker du måske – hvad i alverden er Golden Milk? Golden Milk er en varm drik, det kaldes også for Tumeric Milk (Gurkemeje mælk). Gurkemeje er et krydderi, som er blevet brugt i årevis som naturlig medicin. Gurkemeje indeholder nemlig antioxidanter, og er derfor antiinflammatorisk og er dermed super godt for din krop!

Når noget er antiinflammatorisk, betyder det, at dette angriber ‘de dårlige ting’ i din krop, såsom for eksempel kræft. Ved at spise og indtage masser af antioxidanter, er man altså med til at bekæmpe forskellige sygdomme i din krop.

Udover alle disse gode ting, så er det bare en varm og herlig drik, som passer helt perfekt til efteråret.

Ingredienser:
– ca. 2 kopper mandelmælk
– 1 tsk gurkemeje pulver
– 1/2 tsk kanel
– 1 tsk honning
– 1 tsk kokosolie

Today I made a little video for you guys. It’s about how you make Golden Milk. Now you might think – what the heck is Golden Milk? Golden Milk is a warm drink, which is also known as Turmeric Milk. Turmeric is a spice, which has been used for years as a natural medicine. Turmeric contains antioxidants, and is therefore anti-inflammatory and is therefore super good for your body!

When something is anti-inflammatory it means, that it attacks ‘the bad stuff’ in your body, like cancer. By consuming and eating lots of antioxidants, you are thereby helping your body fighting several diseases. 

Besides all these good things, it is just a warm and lovely drink, perfect for Autumn. 

Ingredients: 
– around 2 cups of almond milk 
– 1 tsp of turmeric
– 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
– 1 tsp of honey
– 1 tsp of coconut oil

Watch how to make a banana bread, quick and easy, right here!