The simplest way to strengthen your metabolism is to use strong spices which will provide the highest level of protection against seasonal colds.
There are many types of plants which have strong healing properties, but garlic and ginger are the most effective ones.
Besides its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties, garlic also strengthens immunity and lowers bad cholesterol levels. This vegetable has an abundance of minerals and vitamins from the B-group and is considered to be the universal health protector. Its main ingredient is allicin, which has antibiotic properties.
Garlic is more frequently used in the kitchen. You can use it in combination with meat, vegetables, salads and stews, but the best way you can use it is fresh. If you want to mild its taste and smell, pour some olive oil over it before using it.
Advice: Make sure you clean the garlic right before you consume it because once it is peeled and chopped it loses its healing properties due to oxidation. In order to get rid of garlic’s unpleasant smell, chew on some parsley leaves or a piece of apple.
Ginger is considered to be one of the best organism protectors. It is available throughout the year and possesses an abundance of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese, potassium and selenium.
This amazingly healthy spice can help you soothe your stomach, activates the immune system, has antiseptic and diuretic properties, stimulates digestion etc.
Like garlic, ginger is also very present in meals. You can use it in combination with legumes, pumpkin, rice etc. No matter what you combine it with, ginger will improve the taste of different kinds of meals and salads in which there are peppers and tomatoes.
Advice: In case you are bothered by ginger’s heavy smell, mix it with beets and carrot.