It’s cold season! Every year, right after the summer, everybody starts sneezing and having runny noses. Having the cold is dreadful! Worst feeling ever! In this blog post I give you my best tip to beat the cold or flu including the recipe for this warming ginger infusion.
Ginger is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects and it seems logical to conclude that that’s exactly what we need to beat a cold. But the thing is, you cannot cure or heal a cold. No matter how much extra C-vitamin or zinc, you take, or how many times you apply miracle creams to your chest or how many liters of hot tea with honey you drink. The best you can wish for is something to soothe the pain and ease the discomfort. You might be able to shorten your cold a bit with the right remedies so let’s take a look at that!
It funny to think about how man is the strongest and most powerful of all beings and how we’ve taken over the world (and try to conquer space as well) but still we’re powerless in the fight against a simple virus! Now, who’s the strongest one here? It’s a funny thought and really puts things into perspective!
Anyway, soothing pain and easing discomfort is also important so let’s get to this warming ginger infusion. You don’t have to have a cold to enjoy this drink, though! Ginger works wonders for many people. I often hear from people who experience better digestion and less constipation with a daily dose of ginger. If you’re having trouble in that area of your life, it’s worth giving a go!
1 SMALL BOTTLE
- 1 piece of ginger root
- zest and juice from 1 organic lemon
- 1 cup of water (2 dl)
I don’t add any sweetener to mine but feel free to add a few drops of stevia or a tablespoon of honey for a sweeter version
2. Put the ginger in the blender together with lemon zest and juice and water and blend. If your blender is really powerful, you’re good to go. If your blender is less powerful, you might want to strain it.
3. Pour your drink into a small bottle and keep it in the fridge. Use about 2-3 tablespoons for each mug and top it up with boiling water. Inhale the steam and drink the warming drink.
OTHER TIPS TO BEAT THE COLD
My best tip is to avoid getting the cold in the first place. Easy, huh?
From my own personal experience, I can say that I haven’t been as susceptible to the cold since I eliminated gluten from my diet 5 years ago and started eating a real food diet with fewer carbohydrates and more natural fat. If it’s directly related to my diet, I don’t know. It could also be that my body is in a much better state of balance today than it was when my diet consisted mostly of sugar and bread. Either way, it’s a side effect that I warmly welcome!
My second best tip is to drink bone broth. If you haven’t started making and drinking bone broth yet, I really think you should. I’ll make sure to bring my recipe one of the following days!