Two days before I was leaving for our family trip to Lake Michigan (a trip we’d had planned for a year!) I started to feel a little worn down and a little “under the weather.”
I know you know what I’m talking about… That feeling you get when you KNOW you’re about to get sick. A cold or the flu is creeping up on you and you don’t quite know what to do, but you know you HAVE to do SOMETHING!
So what did I do? I turned to my trusty friends garlic and ginger and came up with an amazing concoction – it worked SO WELL for me that I just have to share it with you!
After drinking several batches of this amazing immune-boosting tea over the course of two or three days, I NEVER GOT SICK! (Seriously, ask my entire family! I felt 100% by the time we arrived on Friday evening.)
The original symptoms I experienced were low energy and a few sneezes, but it never progressed any further than that! I was able to knock it before I even had a runny nose. Thanks to this powerful drink, this girl needed NO Kleenex’s and definitely no cough drops either!
I know you know how great both garlic and ginger are so I don’t want to bog you down with too many facts, but to summarize, here are some of the reasons you should be using garlic and ginger to your advantage if you aren’t already:
Ginger has some very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to lower blood sugar and prevent heart disease, as well as prevent indigestion, lower cholesterol and offer a powerful defense against the flu, colds AND infections!
As if that isn’t good enough already, my immune-boosting tea also has plenty of garlic in it. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal AND anti-parasitic. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B and many of the body’s most used minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc. Garlic is known to be a blood purifier (trust me, we all need this). It is also known to fight off colds and the flu AND to prevent heart disease.
Still not convinced you should be utilizing both garlic and ginger? Both garlic and ginger are known to fight against certain forms of cancer. At the rate men, women AND children are being diagnosed with cancer, it’s no doubt we can ALL benefit from this amazing medicinal property!
The primary concern I’ve gotten when telling people about this tea is the taste! Trust me, I completely understand! I was slightly hesitant to try my concoction as well, afraid that it might be WAY too strong!
The good news is that it’s not – it’s actually very yummy, thanks to the cinnamon, lemon and raw honey! Believe it or not, when all the ingredients are mixed together, it actually has a bit of an apple cider taste. I know you love warm apple cider in the winter, and I have no doubt you’ll enjoy this tea as well!
Here is my Amazing Immune-Boosting Tea Recipe:
4 inches of fresh ginger, sliced thinly
2 tsp. ground cinnamon or 4 cinnamon sticks
8-10 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
4 cups water
4 organic lemons, juiced
4 tbsp. raw honey
1. In a kettle or saucepan, boil ginger, cinnamon and garlic in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from the stove and pour through strainer.
3. Immediately add juice from 4 lemons and 4 tbsp. of raw honey. Stir and melt honey.
4. Drink while it is still hot!
As fall and winter are approaching us quickly, I’d recommend putting this recipe in your back pocket! When you feel a cold or the flu coming on, don’t give in! Fight back – use these natural ingredients to protect yourself from all colds, flu AND infections!
Plus, don’t forget to have a live blood cell screening as we enter the winter months. While bikini and tank top seasons are coming to an end, it’s still important to pay close attention to your health. Don’t let yourself slack off just because you aren’t showing off your skin as much!
Come learn what you can do to have great health year-round! This is the ultimate goal, which will lead you to overall health and wellbeing! If you’re looking for more health nuggets to put in your back pocket in addition to this immune-boosting tea, I promise I can deliver just that when you make your way to my office!
I look forward to seeing you then!
Elizabeth Shepard, BS
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