The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is on December 18th, warning the public of the dangers of excessive consumption of antibiotics, as well as the diseases upon which these antibiotics have no affect on, which may lead to antimicrobial resistance of the antibiotics and therefore, their inefficiency.
In order to reduce the consumption of synthetic antibiotics, you have to boost your immune system with a natural way of life in which proper diet is inevitable. There are many foods which are rich in natural antibiotics that destroy the microorganisms without side effects, don’t cause antimicrobial resistance and can be consumed with the already prescribed medication without conflicts.
Here is a list of 4 natural antibiotics which can help you in the fight against cold and flu:
Propolis, royal jelly and honey contain an abundance of high-valuable flavonoids, amino acids, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Due to this unique composition, they excellently strengthen the immune system and soothe any inflammation.
Garlic & Onions
Due to the antibiotic compound allicin, the garlic is an excellent treatment against colds, soar throat pains, coughs and bronchitis. Similarly, onions and leeks have a similar effect, especially red onions, which have been long known as a natural antibiotic.
Fermented dairy products contain natural antibiotic called acidofilin and probiotic bacteria, which prevent the development of various harmful microorganisms. The probiotics are excellent in moderating the inflammation and the obstacles in digestion.
Cranberries are rich in antioxidants that strengthen the immune system and are excellent against inflammation of the urinary tract. Cranberries are also rich in vitamin C, which makes them a good source of energy in the winter months.
Source: Femina Venus
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