Friday, October 16, 2020

Immunity Booster at Home

The rising cases of COVID19 are totally alarming. People are getting paranoid as to what to do and how to go about it. The best approach that we could ever do to minimize the risk of infection is to boost our immune system. Apart from taking essential vitamins, there are other different ways that we can do at home that have been proven and tested to really keep our immune system at its best. 

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When feeling sick, people have become very reluctant in going to the hospital for the fear of getting infected with the virus. Thus, the traditional methods of therapy resurfaced. Among the traditional methods used nowadays, steam inhalation or tuob also called steam therapy is the most popular, which is done through inhalation of water vapor. The warm, moist air helps in loosening the mucus in the nasal passages, throat, and lungs. This may relieve symptoms of inflamed, swollen blood vessels in the nasal passages. 

     The food we eat every day also contributes to boosting our immune system. There are many immune system boosters that we can find in the market. We have fruits that are rich in Vitamin C, vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, some nuts like almond and sunflower seeds, AND spices like bell pepper, garlic, turmeric, and chili pepper that we can find in the famous chili garlic sauce. 

 The Benefits of Chilies 

Native Wild Chili

     Why chilies? Well, The spicy properties of the chilies in hot sauce have been shown to help beat off the symptoms of colds and flu by easing sinus and nasal congestion, increasing body temperature, and relieving respiratory problems. Based on studies, Chilli peppers contain a substance called capsaicin, which gives peppers their characteristic pungency, producing mild to intense spice when eaten. Capsaicin is being studied as an effective treatment for sensory nerve fiber disorders, including pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy. 

Dandom's Chili Garlic Sauce

    The benefits of chili are not limited to boosting our immunity, it also fights inflammation, a natural pain reliever for those who are suffering from diabetes, and can even aid us in losing weight! Of course, eating chili by itself is such a dreadful idea. The best way to eat chili is by eating chili garlic sauce! There are many chili garlic sauces in the market so how to choose the best one? Choose chili sauce that is made from fresh garlic and fresh chilies. The one that is made from native wild chilies is the best! And do you know where to find it? Check this out!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Grateful @ 39

Grateful @ 39

One more year and I'll be among those whose life has just begun, or is it really true that LIFE BEGINS AT 40? LOL! Well, for me, my life began when I decided to surrender my life back to God when I allowed Him to have total control of my life. 

Anyway, I am so thankful to God for the gift of life. I am all the more thankful that He sustains me throughout the years. I am also thankful for the gift of family and friends, for the love and care that they have extended to me. I am also very thankful to my Mom and Daddy Mike for the love, their effort really made me cry. Indeed, my day yesterday was complete. Though I wasn't able to blow my own candle coz I do not have a cake (yes, that's true but it's okay), my Mom did it for me virtually, and that's absolutely enough!
I am also thankful to FB for reminding almost all my closest FB friends that my wall was flooded with their greetings and virtual hugs.

Now, I am starting to tread the road to 40!

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