Having to juggle work and keeping yourself safe during a pandemic can be stressful. While you’re taking the necessary precautions like sanitising your hands, disinfecting surfaces regularly, avoiding physical contact and wearing masks, it’s also important to keep your body healthy whether you’ve tested positive for the virus or not. Here are a couple of cupboard essentials to help you do that.
During the winter season, it’s good to have Vitamin C tablets or fizzy tabs on hand. Vitamin C helps with the formation of white blood cells, which help fight off infections and boost the body’s immunity. While, there’s no evidence that this can help fight COVID-19, it’s good to give your immune system a boost and help you avoid infections like colds and flu.
Herbal teas have antioxidants and vitamins that can help you fend off infections, while aiding in digestion. Teas such as chamomile can also help you deal with stress and anxiety, which are things a lot of us are struggling with during this time.
Ginger, lemon, honey
If you’re looking to strengthen your digestive system during the pandemic (or any other time), this is the perfect concoction. Whether you use ginger tea and lemon juice or an actual lemon with fresh ginger root and honey, this mixture is still very effective. The best part about this is that these products are easily accessible and affordable, plus since each product has its own effect on the body, the mixture fights many different illnesses while keeping you hydrated.
There are quite a lot of different Lennon products, each of them serving a different purpose. But if you ever find yourself with a cold or flu, their drops are a good place to start. The Lennon Borsdruppels drops help with coughs and bronchitis, while the Lennon Peppermint drops are great for the relief of flatulence (gas in the oesophagus, stomach or intestines)- which helps your digestive system a lot. Lastly, the Lennon Turington that helps with symptomatic treatment of coughs. Each of these 20ml drops go for anything between R 20,00 and R 30,00 each. All you need is half a cup of warm water, one teaspoon of honey and each of the Lennon drops- do this every morning and you’re good to go.
Instant soup mixes that are easy and convenient to make can be healthier alternatives for quick lunches or dinners. These don’t just help you stay warm, they’re also pretty nutritious and tasty. So, if you aren’t big on cooking some days, these might just be the thing for you.
Using these, or any other products, doesn’t mean you won’t catch COVID-19, it also doesn’t mean it will cure you of the virus if you’ve tested positive. But these are good cupboard must haves to help keep you healthy during the pandemic. If you know of any other cupboard essentials or mixtures we can use to keep our bodies healthy during this pandemic, let us know on our social media pages- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Remember to keep safe and make your wellbeing a priority.