We all know how frustrating a cold can be. While this isn’t the biggest problem, it can make you feel bad and completely ruin your day. Along with a runny nose, watery eyes, and sore throat, it is a severe pain overall. Although the cold will go away on its own, it’s best to prevent it first. The best way to do this? In addition to maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, you can give your immune system a little boost with some great superfoods. It is a known fact that ginger root is an incredibly healthy food, just like turmeric. Well, if you combine the two, all the better! Let’s talk about it: why is ginger so good for you? Why is there so much turmeric advertising?
Ginger is said to relieve sore throats and reduce inflammation. In fact, the inflammation may not seem severe, but if an outbreak does occur it can lead to serious health problems. This is one more reason to make ginger a must in your diet.
Ginger also contains a specific ingredient called lysine that can help your muscles become stronger during exercise. These nutrients can gradually reduce the effects of pain over time!
In addition, ginger is known to help with dizziness and motion sickness, as well as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
What about turmeric? This spice has many benefits. It can help with rheumatoid arthritis, reduce the harmful effects of lupus on the kidneys, and even relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
What You’ll Need
- Two or three ginger roots
- two lemons
- 4 inches of turmeric root (about 1/4 cup fresh or 2 tablespoons of powder)
- honey (preferably raw)
1- Chop the ginger, turmeric and lemons. You can do this separately or both together.
2- Put all the chopped ingredients in an airtight container and seal.
3- Pour honey into the ginger / lemon / turmeric mixture. Wait for the honey to cover all the parts. Feel free to add honey as desired (honey is optional as a substitute for sugar). Put the container in the refrigerator.
4- If the honey is skipped add hot water instead and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
5- Pour the entire mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
6- Serve and enjoy!