We’ve all had those bad days when you wake up and feel a cold washing over you. Sore throat, aches and pains, congestion, cough, fever…all you want to do is go back to bed.
But colds never hit when it’s convenient, and sometimes we just can’t afford to lay back and let the illness run its course.
Today, we take some Tylenol, drink some tea, and get back to life despite still feeling terrible.
But what if there was a cure that did more than just temporarily alleviating symptoms?
I’m here to tell you that there is, and even if it might seem odd, I can promise it works wonders.
The miracle cold cure?
Now, I know it sounds odd, but this little cruciferous vegetable packs a punch against all kinds of cold symptoms.
This plant has been a diet staple for as long as humans have been around, and it turns out there’s a good reason for it.
The veggie is closely related to broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kale, and like its cousins has a long list of nutrients and vitamins that are essential to our health.
The turnip is touted as an intestinal cure, a cancer fighter, a blood pressure regulator, and even a weight loss aid. But more important than all of that is the cold-fighting power of this plant.
Turnips are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin k, zinc, vitamin c, and copper, all of which work to boost immune systems and body strength, as well as generally helping the body to maintain overall general health.
Turnips can boost cold-fighting white blood cells thanks to all of these nutrients, and as a result, eating just a serving or two of the veggie can shorten the length of your cold by several days.
You might wrinkle your nose at the bitter taste, but it turns out even that has a health benefit!
That’s because turnips, thanks to their sharp, bitter flavor, help clear out your sinuses, curing that stuffy nose in a heartbeat. Turnips are a natural expectorant, which means they clear away mucus and open up passages to the nose and throat.
Thanks to that, not only will a bite of turnip keep away the sniffles, but it will also put an end to pesky coughs.
This little miracle food is high in fiber and low in calories, and unlike all the cough drops and cold medicines that give you temporary relief, this veggie can give you a permanent solution.
You can prepare turnips however you like, but according to traditional recipes for cold cures, the turnip cure is best served cooked and mashed, eaten while still hot to help sooth sore throats and help any aches and pains.
Just swallow a few mouthfuls and soon you’ll be right as rain!