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Boost your immune system naturally

17 Mar 2020

Koh Phangan has many local, cheap natural products that can help keep your immune system strong which helps you not to get sick!

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Citrus Fruits - Limes and small oranges
Vitamin C is a well known immune booster and you can get your dose from citrus fruits. It is thought to up the production of white blood cells.

lime
lime

Garlic
Most people love the taste of garlic and its immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.

Ginger
A super cheap and abundant Thai ingredient that may help decrease inflammation, which can help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses. Ginger may also help decrease nausea.

Turmeric
Turmeric is very popular all over the world now and for good reason.It’s a bright yellow spice and has been used for years as an anti-inflammatory in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, research shows that high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive color, can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.

papaya
papaya

Papaya
Papayas have decent amounts of potassium, B vitamins, and folate as well as vitamin c, all of which are beneficial to your overall health.

You can also try out things like spinach, kiwi, broccoli, green tea and almonds but these are not local and so will be expensive, plus it’s better to eat non-imported produce whilst here!