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Dec112006

Winter Warmers for Keeping Bugs at Bay

Here are a few Super-Foods for boosting immunity during the Winter months:

Ginger

Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for relief from colds and flu, it has anti-viral compounds, and it can help sooth coughs and reduce pain too.

Apples

Apples are known to be high in vitamin C; they also contain anti-viral and antibacterial compounds. In the winter months they are delicious served baked or stewed with cloves.

Liquorice

Liquorice tea is a warming and soothing drink revered for it's healing abilities in soothing sore throats and coughs. Look out for Liquorice Egyptian Spice by Yogi Tea in your local supermarket or health store.

 

Winter Warmer Recipe

Put two cups of good quality cloudy apple juice in a saucepan

add ½ teaspoon of grated fresh ginger

¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder (or a whole cinnamon stick)

and a pinch of clove powder (or 3 whole cloves)

simmer for 5 minutes, then strain and serve

This vitamin C rich drink is quick and easy to prepare and contains a blend of soothing and supportive ingredients that combine to lift your spirits and boost your immune system.

 

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