Hey guys, I am down with the flu…. I’m trying not to be too disappointed in my immune system since my partner had one in January that I managed not to get but he got one again and apparently twice in 8 weeks and my immune system was like “Are you kidding me? I can’t work under these conditions!” I was searching you tube for “yoga while sick” but anything beyond a child pose was a bit of an effort!! 🙂 Yoga with a fever is maybe what I should of searched- there was one instructor saying doing gentle twist and stretches in bed can be good- maybe that is an idea.
Anyhooow the point being when one (i.e me) is not well sometimes we don’t have much of an appetite, but of course it is the time when we need to be eating as well as possible so our body has all the nutrients it needs to fight infection and heal. I believe juicing is a good addition to your diet esp. in these cases. With the fibre removed your body can take the nutrients up easily and quickly. I have a masticating juicer, which means the juice is pressed and no heat is used so more nutrients survive. I decided to make one I thought would be good for my flu/ cold/ cough evil disease from the black pit!
- Half a GIANT beetroot- or one small one
- Half an unwaxed lemon
- One small green apple
- Two stalks of celery
- A small chunk of ginger
- A slice of turmeric
So a good hit of vitamin C, the celery for salts like potassium incase Im dehydrated, turmeric and ginger are both warming and anti- inflammatory. Beetroot might give me a bit of energy and dilate those compressed blood vessels around my sinuses with its ability to increase nitric oxide!
Getting a good dose of various vitamins and minerals which is a good thing even if I haven’t found the cure for the common cold!!!