Quick show of hands: How many of you overextended yourself over the holidays? After the festive season of sharing meals, gifts, and sometimes unintentional germs, it’s no surprise that many of us step into January feeling a little under the weather. Fight those post-holiday blues and blahs with healthy recipes to give your immune system a boost during cold and flu season.
Loaded with antioxidants, ginger has been used as an alternative form of medicine throughout history. Ginger boosts immunity thanks to gingerol, the bioactive compound found in raw ginger, which offers antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Ginger has also been shown to ease symptoms associated with the flu and the common cold. Cozy up with a mug of this Ginger Tea. It could help you clear congestion and soothe sore muscles.
There’s just something about a bowl of soup that feels like a hug. This brightly-hued carrot soup is loaded with flavor and nutrition, thanks to Vitamin A and carotenoids from the carrots and a range of potential immune booting benefits from nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich garlic, onion, and ginger.
Children average 6-8 colds a year, and adults average 2-4, so garlic honey, an all-natural sore throat remedy is perfect to keep on hand the next time cold or flu strikes. Raw garlic is a powerful immune booster that may help fight off bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Combined with honey’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, these potent, poppable cloves provide relief and stay fresh in the fridge for up to a year. The garlic is ready to eat after a few days, and the flavor improves after a few months of soaking up that sweet honey. Pro tip: Make it before you need it.
Here’s to a healthy, happy New Year! Visit Spice World Inc. for more recipe inspiration to help keep you healthy all year long!
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