How Ancient Ingredients Can Give Your Winter Health A Boost Today
BPT) - Whether it's a hot drink of honey, lemon and brandy, or a steaming bowl of chicken soup, many families have age-old home remedies, passed down through the generations, that they still use today when winter kicks into high gear. Grandma knew a thing or two about soothing a sore throat, quieting a cough or settling a rumbling stomach without a trip to the pharmacy.
Many of those passed-down secrets originated in ancient times, and were implemented to boost the immune system to help fight off bugs before they took hold. While some of those age-old remedies are still in use today, there are some more modern ways to help support your health.
"Today, many of us rely on the convenience of vitamins and supplements to help support our immune systems, which is a beautiful thing," says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, and consultant to Swisse Wellness. "It's much easier than making batches of soup from scratch and finding endless obscure herbs and remedies. However, it's important to find high-quality supplements that have these immune boosting ingredients that are trending today."
1. Honey. Honey has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used it to treat skin and eye conditions, and added it to their beauty treatments, too. It was so revered that pots of honey have even been found in Egyptian tombs, unspoiled after thousands of years. Today, people tout honey as a superfood and natural remedy for many ailments. Honey is rich in vitamins B and C, and minerals like calcium, iron, zinc and more. Manuka honey, out of New Zealand, is getting a lot of attention lately for its super beneficial qualities.
A great way to get it into your diet is with the Swisse Vitamin C + Manuka Honey supplement. It's a chewable antioxidant that makes it easy for you to give your body the benefits of this amazing honey without needing to keep little bear-shaped jars of the stuff lying around.