The temperature has dropped, the heating has been cranked up, there are people sniffling, sneezing and coughing on public transport, everywhere... and your child has just brought home a delightful lurgy from school or nursery. Tis the season to be ill. It's time to protect yourself - this is how I do it...
When I get a cold, which isn’t that often (sometimes not even once a year) I tend not to reach for over the counter medicine. Instead I drink this elixir by the barrel load, which has me fighting fit in no time. Remove the honey and drink a glass every morning to prevent a cold from even coming in the first place.
WHY IT WORKS
Alkalizing, providing an environment less than ideal for germs to breed
Source of vitamin C – immune booster
Apple Cider Vinegar
Alkalizing - If taken when you notice the first signs of a cold, it can help to stop the cold from developing due to its alkalizing properties.
It can help your body to fight off germs
HYDRATION!! I usually end up drinking 6-8 glasses of these a day because they're warm, comforting and get rid of that sore/tickling feeling in my throat. Therefore, I end the day super hydrated, helping to flush the toxins and germs from my system.
Imagine putting all of that information on a bottle – it would be a sell out!
HOW TO MAKE
- Boil the kettle
- In an 8oz glass/mug/large glass from IKEA, add the juice of half a lemon, 1tsp ACV, 1/2tsp honey and a few slices of ginger. Top up with warm water, or half hot and half cold, stir and sip. Repeat until you feel better.
NB: You will notice that 6-8 glasses of these in a day will add up to 3-4tsp of honey = 3-4tsp of added 'sugar'. Therefore, scale back/don't eat any extra added sugar in the days you're drinking these.