Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Foods to Decrease Lingering Winter Head Congestion
As the winter drags on colds and flu can leave lingering head congestion that is difficult to get rid of. However there are foods that, when avoided, aid in relieving nasal congestion and phlegm build up. By reducing head congestion, our immune system is able to better fight infection. Aim to MINIMIZE/AVOID the following foods as we near winters end to enhance the immune system and ready our bodies for spring.
- cold foods (ice cream is a BAD culprit!)
- raw foods (opt for steamed veggies instead of raw)
- highly sweet foods
- hydrogenated fats
- foods with concentrated sweeteners (ie frozen juices)
- highly processed foods (meats, cheeses, canned foods, foods out of the box, microwaveables)