Fighting Throat Infections With Berries

Fighting Throat Infections with Berries

Got that itchy, scratchy, and horrible burning sensation at the back of your throat? You, my friend, is likely experiencing what a virus attack feels like. Most sore throats are a result of virus attack, and often or not, these attacks cause inflammation and brings about discomfort.

Although over-the-counter pain relief such as lozenges are a good choice for a quick fix, they do not address the inflammation which is the main source of sore throat discomforts.

This is exactly where berries shine! Berries have strong anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and inflammation. Studies have shown that the antioxidants in berries can influence inflammatory markers and manage viral infection.

Not only do berries provide crazy amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, they also boost our body’s immune system. Many reports have shown that berries such as Acai berry, Cranberry and Gooseberry, have helped to improve the body’s immunity against symptoms associated with cold and flu (e.g., sore throat and cough).

Berries are also one of the healthiest fruits that you can eat. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, they are also low in calories and contain several vitamins and minerals, that are essential to health. An example is Acai berry. Acai berries are rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C and E, healthy fatty acids, including monounsaturated fats and omega fatty acids. Pretty stacked for such a small berry huh!

Berries are a great source of antioxidants from flavonoids such as anthocyanins that protect that help to reduce oxidative stress. Antioxidants help control free radicals. This is why many skincare products that contains antioxidative properties often promises anti-ageing benefits. Anthocyanins is a type of pigment that is responsible for the vibrate colours of the berries.

Here are some berries that are also extremely rich in anthocyanins:

• Acai berries
• Black beans
• Blackberries
• Black raspberries
• Blueberries
• Cranberry

LIFE ROOTS Respiratory Clear Oral Spray, is formulated with power berries such as Acai Berry, Bilberry, Cranberry and Gooseberry. Respiratory Clear is designed to target your upper respiratory health and enhance your body immunity. 

Great things often do come in small packages, do they not! Berries may be tiny, but they carry so much nutritional value. Incorporating berries into your diet will not only help with your throat inflammation, it will ultimately improve your overall health and wellbeing.