Are you one of those people that are constantly having a cold and experiencing symptoms that you find draining? I’m sure you are constantly on the lookout for treatments that would help you sleep better at night, stop the cough and recover a lot quicker, or even something that would stop you from falling sick again during the winter.
What you require is a tasty drink that has the power to not only boost your immune system but also remove sickness causing toxins and nasty bugs from your body. But before you can get the full benefits of this super drink you would have to start eating foods that are wholesome and as much as you can, drastically reduce your intake of processed foods and added sugars.
Chock-full of micronutrients, the Honey Ginger Lemonade also has strong antibacterial properties, plus a lot of minerals and vitamins that will soothe your body and make you feel better quickly.
Here is the recipe for this amazing drink
- 1 ½ cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 10 sprigs of fresh mint
- 3 cups of water
- 5 cups of ice cubes
- ¼-½ cup of peeled fresh slices of ginger
- ½ cup of raw honey
Mix all the ingredients together except the ice. Stir well until you get a proper mix. Press the mint and the ginger with your stirring utensil so as to release the flavor. Add the ice and stir. Keep in a refrigerator.
This produces a batch that is large enough to use over a period of time. Store the drink in your refrigerator. Take a sip every now and then throughout the day for the length of your illness or even for a longer time. This is an amazing drink that can boost your immune system. It can be taken anytime, even when you’re healthy.
Advantages to Health
Mint can help decrease mucus and phlegm resulting from your cold due to its expectorant properties. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that enhance the immune system thereby giving the body the needed boost to clear out all cold-causing germs.
Lemon is an acidic fruit but it alkalizes the entire body. Due to the fact that diseases cannot flourish in an environment that is alkaline, you falling sick means that your body is more acidic. So, Lemon’s alkalizing effect counters the body’s acidity. Lemons also have a high Vitamin C content and this has been proven to give the immune system a boost and reduce the length of colds. They also have detoxification and cleansing properties.
Ginger has wonderful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It is useful in soothing an upset tummy, clearing out toxins from the body and boosting the immune system.
Studies have proven the effectiveness of honey in relieving coughing at night and improving sleep. In this recipe, honey is used to relieve pain and coughing and provide a coating for a sore throat. Honey has been in use for a long time as a medicinal food with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It contains hundreds of potent enzymes. Honey should be used with care, though, as it’s not suitable for children below 1 years of age.
Please share your favorite recipes for when you are sick. It would be great to know about them.