Time flies fast my friends. It’s already 2016! Let’s make sure we start this year healthy and focused.
It’s cold outside. I mean, very cold. I can’t function when the temperature outside is deep down below zero.
I was just complaining to my husband that I don’t want to leave my home because it’s so warm.
You don’t want to know what he said to me.
The cold weather can bring the flu or a cold. Sinus infections and throat inflammation are the most common.
In order to stay healthy and protected, you need to drink healthy and warm beverages.
Tea will help you out. No doubt about it. But I think I have something better right here.
3 drink recipes that will clear your sinuses and definitely cure throat inflammation.
Yeah, they are all tea. Made with different ingredients then you are used to.
The Raw Deal Tea
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon finely grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ tsp. raw honey
- ½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- Add all of these ingredients in hot water. Stir until ready.
The honey and cinnamon are packed with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
This means they are equipped to destroy any bacteria that will come to their way. Plus, they will strengthen up your immune system.
The Hot Pineapple Elixir
- ½ – 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. honey
- ½ tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Put all of these ingredients in a saucer
- Heat them lightly to your preference
Pineapples are one of those anti-inflammatory fruits. They do a great job reducing phlegm and soothe the throat. They are rich in Vitamin C.
I talked a lot about cayenne pepper. It provides the right kick and comes as reinforcement when your body feels like it’s going to fall down.
Last but not least, the ACV. The magical ingredient you can’t live without. With its alkalizing properties, the ACV makes you feel like new.
The Wellness Monster
- 1 dash of turmeric powder
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper
- 1 lemon
- 1 drop of mint extract
- 1-2 drops stevia
- Blend the lemon and ginger together
- Add the turmeric, cayenne pepper and mint
- Stir while adding enough hot water to double the size of this mixture
The curcumin in the turmeric is a very powerful ingredient. It contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial features that can cure even the toughest coughs.
Ginger clears the lungs while soothing your sore throat and the lemon detoxifies your body. Vitamin C comes as a security measure to prevent colds from reappearing.
The mint will clear your nasal decongestion.
Source: Healthy Food House