It seems like common sense, but using food as medicine may be the best way to head off illness before it becomes a problem. For example, prebiotics and probiotics, those bacteria found in things like yogurt and sauerkraut can help regulate your digestive system and even calm an upset stomach.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and antiviral agent, so when you start to feel that all-to-familiar tickle in your throat, chop up a few cloves of garlic and take it by spoon every morning for two to three days to help stave off a sore throat. Cinnamon can help lower glucose levels and it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. But the things you should avoid all together is sugary beverages! Cut out the soda! They have no health benefit whatsoever. It’s ok to indulge once a week, but sodas and other high sugar drinks should not be a staple of your diet!