Natural Ways to Fight The Flu and Improve Your Smile

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2013 marks an aggressive flu season. Chances are you or someone you know has the flu. Of course we recommend washing your hands often, getting enough sleep and staying hydrated, as well as taking enough vitamin C, but did you know that there are certain foods that you can eat that will help fight the flu and improve your smile? Robert Thompson, our dentist in North Portland, put together a list of the best flu fighting foods that can improve your smile.

Garlic
Garlic is a perfect food that can help you fight the flu. It is potent and has powerful detoxification properties. When you eat garlic raw or even eat it fresh, you will instantly feel the health benefits. Garlic tea is a natural way to fight off the flu and you can make it at home. Chop up mini garlic pieces and smash it into a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for a few minutes and drink up. This will help keep you healthy and avoid the flu.

You may know that garlic can often cause bad breath, we recommend brushing your teeth regularly to prevent bacteria buildup in the mouth. Use toothpaste and mouthwash to wash away the food particles that can cause cavities and tooth decay.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is an ingredient used in many toothpaste and mouthwash’s because it can freshen the breath. But cinnamon can also help regulate your metabolism.

Mint
Adding mint ito your diet can help improve your digestion your concentration as well as your breath. There are many ways to cook and add mint into your diet.

Here at TenderCare we stress the important healing properties of mint. Many of our patients don’t realize it can help fight off infections. Many teas use mint to as a primary ingredient as it helps ease stomachaches, indigestion and swollen internal organs.

Mint is an ingredient that is used in many kinds of toothpaste to help prevent bad breath which is another reason we love it. If you are looking for more natural ways to fight the flu visit us today.

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