This lemon ginger drink is perfect to fight off the symptoms of cold and flu.
Ginger is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant and pain relieving ingredient. Ginger stimulates the opening of nasal passages for easier breathing and acts as a cough suppressor.
Lemon and orange juice are very high in vitamin C, a nutrient that helps shorten the duration of a cold. Lemon juice also helps support your immune system by fighting inflammation and acts as an antiseptic to fight off the cold virus directly!
Honey is one of the best inflammation fighters and has been used for healing for many years. There are also infection-fighting enzymes found within honey that further work against the cold virus. No wonder drinking a combination of these foods speeds up recovery when you’re sick!
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min
4 cups water
1 Lemon, sliced
1 Orange, sliced
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
Honey to taste
1. Place water, fruit, cinnamon, and ginger in a saucepan.
2. Simmer for 30-60 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and strain if desired. When ready to drink stir in honey to your taste preference and enjoy!